Other healthcare support
As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.
Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by talking to your local pharmacy or keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. You can also get lots of information from the nhs website about how to live well and know about the medicines you take.
Encouraging patients to look at information to enable them to self care or self refer to other services is one of the NHS high Impact Actions published in 2015 to help free up time in general practice but needs support from general public.
NHS UK has a number of guides and support available for a range of common illnesses and injuries, to find out more visit their Health A-Z
If you are signed up to the NHS APP it also has a bit in symptom checker to help you understand your condition
Information about other services in our area can be found here
Self referral Physio service
You can now refer yourself direct to a physio for a soft tissue injury or musculoskeletal pain and moving forward self referrals should be available for maternity services. Our local service is provided by Catherine Adam Physio and you can contact them direct rather than having to see a GP. for
The practice is also making use of its Physicians Associate Alarna Smith and Practice Nurse Jo Tanner to assist the GP’s in the management of patients with certain conditions such minor illness and you maybe offered an appointment with them to deal with on the day calls.
NHS 111 is available to support patients when the practice is closed. 111 online can tell you:
- where to get help for your symptoms, if you’re not sure what to do
- how to find general health information and advice
- where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine
- how to get a repeat prescription