What is self care?

Self care doesn't mean you get less help from your doctor. The healthcare team is still there to support you. However, it is not always necessary to make a GP appointment if you do not feel well. Check out the information on this page to help you to decide if you need to make an appointment.

Long-term conditions

If you have a long-term condition, there are extra things you may need to consider, such as making changes to your diet, different types of exercise or different types of medication you may need to take.

You can find more information about most medical conditions here>>>

If your annual review is due, you can complete this form and it will be sent to our practice nurse's

A healthy lifestyle

Self care also means staying active by doing things that are important to you, such as gardening, seeing friends and family, going on holiday, or continuing to work, if possible. It involves looking at what you can do and want to do, rather than what you can't do.

Living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of self care for everyone. There's lots of useful healthy living information in the Live Well section of NHS Choices website. If you're living with a long-term condition, Your health, your way has advice on self care and taking control of your health.

Healthier Together App

We are taking part in a pilot scheme called the Healthier Together App. This App is designed to provide parents and carers of children under 16 with advice and guidance about managing ill health and common childhood illnesses. This can include self-care, when to seek advice from a GP and when to attend emergency services.

We hope that this will give parents more confidence in knowing how to manage common childhood illnesses and when to seek help.

Please visit your App store to download the Healthier Together App and enter your child's details for age specific guidance.

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