Self-help and self-care

Self-help is a great way to improve your health and wellbeing without having to visit the GP. There are many common ailments that you can help yourself with at home, such as headaches, colds and flu, digestive problems, and muscle pain. You can take over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms.

Lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress can help to improve your overall wellbeing. With a little effort and knowledge, you can often take care of common ailments without needing to see a GP.

NHS support and advice

The NHS provides a huge range of advice and information about common conditions. This may give you the support you need to be able to take care of yourself in the comfort of your own home.

Common condition advice

Some of the most common conditions which may not need a GP or Nurse appointment are listed below. Please click the icons to visit the NHS website to find out how to help yourself or your loved one at home.

Download the NHS app

A range of support tools can also be accessed through the NHS App.

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