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The community support police officer for Halliwell will be holding drop in sessions if you wish to discuss anything with him.  He will be here at the surgery on Thursday 18 August 2022, Thursday 15 September 2022, Thursday 13 October 2022 & Thursday 10 November 2022 - all session are between 10am-12noon. 

Andrea, our Social Prescriber Link Worker will also be holding drop in sessions on the same day at the same time if you need support with Mental Health, wellbeing, access to nature, budgeting, support as a carer, social isolation, housing, volunteering or employment, please come and speak to Andrea. 

Self Care

Self Care

GP Practices are encouraged to raise awareness to patients on how they can self care to improve their lifestyles and reduce the risk of patients becoming unwell or help to manage their long term conditions better.  Empowering individuals to self care has many benefits for short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer.

Self care means looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s brushing your teeth, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise.

If you have a long-term condition, there are extra things you may need to consider, such as making changes to your diet, different types of exercise or different types of medication you may need to take.

Self care also means staying active by doing things that are important to you, such as gardening, seeing friends and family, going on holiday, or continuing to work, if possible. It involves looking at what you can do and want to do, rather than what you can’t do.

Self care doesn’t mean you get less help from your doctor. The healthcare team is still there to support you. 

For more information on Self Care, please visit the NHS Choices website - http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/Yourhealth/Pages/Whatisselfcare.aspx

Little Orange Book - Expert advice on helping babies and young children when they're poorly

The Little Orange Book contains advice and tips on how to manage common illnesses and problems that babies and young children often experience in the first 5 years of their lives.  It also has information on more serious conditions, what to look out for and how to get help.

Little Orange Book for babies and young children

What can I do to get better this winter?

Please click on the helpful guide on how long you can expect the symptoms of cough, colds, sore throat and nasal congestion to last, what you can do to get better and the warning signs to look out for which mean you may need to seek professional help.

When will I feel better leaflet

Treat yourself better with pharmacist advice.

Treat yourself better with pharmacist advice leaflet

What should I have in my medicine cabinet at home?

Even a minor illness and ailments such as colds, headaches and diarrhoea can disrupt your life. Be prepared for most common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

Always follow the directions on medicine packets and information leaflets, and never take more than the stated dose.  If you have questions about any of these medicines or you want to buy them, ask your local pharmacist.

Always keep medicines out of the sight and reach of children. A high, lockable cupboard in a cool, dry place is ideal. Regularly check the expiry dates on a medicine. If a medicine is past its use-by date, don't use it or throw it away. Take it to your pharmacy, where it can be disposed of safely.

For information on what you should have in your medicine cabinet, please visit the NHS Choice Website - http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourmedicinecabinet.aspx



 
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