As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment – including pharmacists.
Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. See our suggestions for a first aid kit.
General health information:
The 2 most useful resources for general health information are the NHS website, and
Most minor illnesses are self limiting and do not need antibiotics. They often last longer than you might expect:
Middle ear infection 4 days
Sore throat 7 days
Common cold 10 days How do I know it’s not flu?
Sinusitis 18 days
Cough/bronchitis 21 days
If in doubt, of course you should contact the surgery.
Click on the links below to view some of our most frequently requested patient information leaflets:
There is a wealth of videos about health conditions in the NHS Video Library
Mental health issues: