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- health yourself
Have you tried Self Care?
We have a variety of helpful Self Care information and links which could help you to treat your illness without the need for an appointment:
- eConsult - Self Care
- Self Care Forum
- Self Care Fact Sheets
- NHS Live Well
- How Are You?
- Health A-Z - Conditions and Treatment
What Is Self Care?
Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.
As a Self Care Aware practice we are here to help you feel able to look after your own health when it is right for you. So, when you come in for a consultation, the doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants in this practice will talk to you about what you can do to help maintain and improve your health.
Did you know that pharmacies can offer advice and treatment for many minor health conditions and you don’t need an appointment? Please see the Pharmacy First tab above for more details.
If you have a cough, cold or sore throat this winter, please view this helpful guide on how long you can expect your symptoms 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.
Remember that antibiotics do not help common winter ailments, but click here to see if your medicine cabinet is fit for winter.
Your local Pharmacy can offer health care advice and treatment for you and your family for many minor health conditions, at a time that suits you.
For details about Pharmacy First, please click the following links:
The conditions and further details of what you can see your pharmacist about are listed in the following document:
To view a list of community pharmacies offering the Pharmacy First (minor ailments) service, please see the following document:
City Walls Medical Centre launched its innovative health hub called “Health Yourself” on 1st May 2015. It is located on the first floor of the medical centre.
This innovative idea will allow patients to perform their own blood pressure, pulse and body mass index (BMI).
Patients will also be able to access self-care materials and health information to help them to manage their conditions more effectively and learn how to stay healthy.
NHS health checks and routine health checks will also be carried out on a “drop in“ basis which will allow patients flexibility around work and childcare.
Access To Modern Health Equipment
Health Yourself is intended to improve and modernise the patient’s experience at City Walls, by allowing patients to access common tests with greater ease and at their convenience, without the need for an appointment.
It will help patients with chronic diseases to take more personal responsibility for their health, allowing them to have access to equipment and advice at times to suit them.
It also gives patients the ability to simply drop in opportunistically and “Health Themselves”, checking their health and lifestyle and identifying potential problems at a much earlier stage.
For information about other services available from the Centre, or in respect of specific requirements, please enquire at Reception.