Self help

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 keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:

The Family Medicine Chest

A basic kit would contain paracetemol mixture for young children, soluble aspirin tablets, cough linctus, vapour rub, sticking plasters, antiseptic solution and cream, calamine lotion, 3 inch crepe bandage, cotton wool, thermometer and tweezers.

Remember:

  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy

Practice Library

The practice has a wide selection of books and videos on many illnesses. These can be made available on loan free of charge to our patients. Please ask for more information.