Get Self-Help for Children and Young People

Non-urgent advice: Explore Self-Help Before You Phone or Visit the Surgery

'Common Ailments' are conditions you can often treat and 'Self-Manage'. There is usually no need to see a GP or other health professional at the surgery. Resting at home and sometimes using 'over the counter' medicines from your local pharmacist is all you need.


'Self-Help' is finding information on symptoms and learning what to do about them. There are now many online resources you can visit without the need to contact the surgery. We only link to sites that our GP's and other health professionals recommend. So you can be confident and have trust in following the online guidance.


'Get Help From a Pharmacy' All Pharmacists train for 5 years in the use of medicines. They can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains. Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.


'Self-Refer' is where you can make an appointment with a medical specialist. In some cases you can do this yourself rather than asking a health professional at the surgery to do it for you.


A 'Long-Term Condition' is often managed with drugs and/or other treatments. It can be helpful to learn and understand more about your condition and how to live with it.


Click on the round buttons below to learn more and 'self-manage' your health and help us to reduce the phone wait time and inappropriate use of appointments