Self Help

We are keen to educate and empower our patients to take responsibility for and to improve their own health where safe to do so. We hope the following information may be of use to you.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being!  Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed.  You can use the hyperlink on the connected website to view further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed:


Back Pain                                                              Cold Sores                                                                  Common Cold                                                                            

NHS Choices                                                          NHS Choices                                                                NHS Choices   


Conjuntivitis                                                         Constipation                                                               Cough

 NHS Choices                                                         NHS Choices                                                                NHS Choices

 Information Leaflet                                                                                                                                         Information Leaflet


Diarrhoea                                                             Dysmenorrhoea (painful period)                                Earache

NHS Choices                                                           NHS Choices                                                                  NHS Choices 


Haemorrhoids                                                      Hayfever                                                                      Headlice

NHS Choices                                                          NHS Choices                                                                NHS Choices  


Headache                                                             Heartburn & Indigestion                                            Influenza 

NHS Choices                                                          NHS Choices                                                               NHS Choices

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Insect Bites                                                           Migraine                                                                     Nasal Conjestion

NHS Choices                                                          NHS Choices                                                                 NHS Choices


Nappy Rash                                                          Sore Throat                                                                Sinusitis

NHS Choices                                                          NHS Choices                                                                   NHS Choices

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Sprains and Strains                                             Thursh                                                                          Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices                                                           NHS Choices                                                                NHS Choices











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