Self Care

Self Care

SELF CARE

At this time of year it is important that everyone tries to manage minor illnesses without asking to see a doctor.
There are lots of benefits to self-care.

  • Quicker - no need to wait for a GP appointment. You can buy the medicines you need over the counter at your local pharmacy or supermarket and have them ready to use at home.

Easier - many treatments can be bought at your local pharmacy or supermarket, without the need for a prescription often for much less than a prescription charge.

  • Simple - advice and information about self-care is widely available online. You can also call into any pharmacy for advice on the best treatment for your minor illness.
  • Considerate - self-care helps relieve pressures on GP practices, A&E and could potentially save the NHS around £136m every year.

You can also pick up a self care pack from reception which has lots of useful information about managing minor illnesses and what medication to keep at home over the winter
Remember, if you are worried or your symptoms get worse or persist you can still make an appointment to see a doctor or come to Open Surgery.

Self Care