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Help Us, Help You

There are many common ailments that don't require an appointment at the surgery and can instead be managed at home. We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

There is a huge amount of self-help information available on the NHS website about a variety of ailments and how you can help yourself at home and save a trip to the doctor's.

The most common ailments that can be self managed are:

Back painCold soresCommon cold, ConjunctivitisConstipationCoughDiarrhoeaDysmenorrhoeaEaracheHaemorrhoidsHayfeverHead liceHeadacheHeartburnInfluenzaMigraineNasal congestionNappy rashSore throatSinusitisSprains & strainsThrushWarts & verrucas

If you have questions regarding a medication that you are taking or that you have recently been started on, speak to your pharmacist who will be able to help you. Alternatively, visit the NHS website for information about all regularly prescribed medications.


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