Please click on the link for helpful information and guidance for waiting for  a hospital consultation, treatment or surgery

Self Care Information

Don't swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter

Every time you visit your GP it costs the NHS £45 which is the average cost for GP consultation time, cost of medication and dispensing fee - please click on the link above to see how your local pharmacy can help.

People can often take care of themselves when they have common symptoms such as sore throats, coughs etc, for example by using over-the-counter medicines.

Please click on the links below to view the fact sheet which provide patients with information around:

  • 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


Common Cold




Fever in Children

Headache and Migraine

Heartburn and Indigestion

Low Back Pain

Otitis Media


Sore Throat

Sprains and Strains

Urine Symptoms in Men

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