This page is to give advice and guidance to patients on how to manage their long-term conditions, how to deal with minor injury and illness that doesn't require treatment from a clinician and give patients advice on several topics.
What are the fact sheets for?
The Self Care Forum fact sheets aim to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self care within the practice consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms in the future. They provide patients with information on:
- Useful facts
- What patients can expect to happen (the natural history)
- What people can do to help themselves – now and in the future
- When to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
- Where to find out more
- Ears, nose and throat
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stop the spread of infection
- Do I need antibiotics?
- Signs of serious illness
- Use the right service
- Stay in control of your child's health
- Healthier Together Website
- NHS UK website
- NHS information about antibiotic resistance
- Royal College of General Practitioners, patient leaflets
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
- Treat yourself at home
- Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.