Self Care

Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.

Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.


Pharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time. You do not need an appointment. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medicines.

Your local pharmacist can also advise you on health eating.

Accident & Emergency (A&E)

Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses.

Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pain that is not relived by simple analgeaia
  • Acute confused state
  • Persistent, severe chest pain or,
  • Breathing difficulties

If you’re injured or seriously ill, you should go, or be taken to A&E.

If an ambulance is needed you can call 999.

For further information on Self-Care and taking responsibility for your own health, patients can use the following two links;

Patient zone

How to use your Health Services


If you have a hearing, visual or physical difficulty, please let  a member of staff know so that you can be offered the appropriate assistance.

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