Self care overview

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way

Many common conditions can be treated at home with the support of your local pharmacy if needed. Over the counter products for self care are things like pain relief, hay fever medication and cough and cold remedies. These items can be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription.

Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter. Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.

You can find out more about how you can look after yourself under the Health Information menu of our website.

If you are concerned that your condition has become more severe contact your doctor or call 111 for the out of hours service.

Online resources for self help guidance
NHS Health A-Z NHS APP MiDoS

There are plenty of resources available online that will help you with many minor illnesses. Click on the logos (right) to be taken to the main resources providing helpful guidance and useful information on how you can help yourself, or go to the Health Information section of this website for additional support and information. Our online resources page also lists many other useful web tools and apps.

Clevedon Minor Injury Unit (MIU)

Clevedon Minor Injury Unit (MIU) offers treatment for adults and children over three years of age for a wide range of minor injuries.

Provided by North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP), you can drop in with no appointment necessary. All patients are seen by an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP).

Visit www.nscphealth.co.uk/services/minor-injuries-unit where you can find out more information about the Clevedon MIU, the opening hours, the location and how to contact them.