We are a Self Care Aware practice

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.

Staying healthy is important for everyone, even if you are living with a long-term condition. This means eating healthily, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and drinking in moderation.

This practice can provide referrals for weight management courses, our nurses can help you quit smoking through our smoking cessation clinics and can help provide alcohol awareness advice that can help you live a healthy lifestyle Speak to the practice team for more information.

 

If you are not sure what changes you can make to help improve your health, NHS Choices offers a LifeCheck. Just answer a few simple questions and LifeCheck can give you advice on what changes may help you. Click here for a LifeCheck.

Find out more about self care

If you need more information on how you can self care at home, click on the links:

 

Did you know?

  • The NHS belongs to all of us – help us to keep it working smoothly by turning up for appointments

  • Every time you see a GP it costs the NHS £43, on average, for a 12-minute consultation

  • A visit to Accident and Emergency costs £112