Self Care for Patients

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Finding your way with your health

Explanation of tests and treatments: a-to-z

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 will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Abdominal pain

Accessing medicines


Emergency contraception

Eye problems

Fever in adults

Fever in babies

Flu-like illness

Hay fever
Lower back pain



Heartburn and indigestion

Sore throat

Insect bites


Urinary infection
VomitingWarts and verrucas

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