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Self Help Information

Self Help Information & Self-Referral Options

Pharmacists - Minor Ailments Scheme - Many conditions can be dealt with by community pharmacists at most local chemists.  As well as helping with common illnesses - like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains - pharmacy teams can also help with stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, advice on safe sex and emergency contraception.  Click here for more information on how community pharmacies can help you.

Physiotherapy - Patients can self-refer to the local physiotherapy service (except for back and neck related conditions which do need a referral from the surgery).  You do not need to see or speak to a clinician here if you feel physiotherapy would help your condition.  Instead we can create a self-referral form with all your personal details and medication listed on it, leaving just a few areas for you to complete.  You can obtain such a form at any of our receptions, or by requesting one via our e-consult service, or by telephoning and speaking to a receptionist.

Mental Ill Health & Suicide - There are a number of organisations that can provide support both online, on the telephone and through face-to-face therapies.  Click here for a printable list and contact links.

Addaction - The local alcohol and drug service can help with issues relating to drugs and alcohol.  See their website here for more information on how to contact them.

NHS 111 - can provide advice at any time of day or night.  Further information on the NHS 111 service can be found here.

e-Consult - click here to be redirected to our e-consult service

Common Ailments - click here for advice on how to manage many common ailments



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