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
There are plenty of resources available online that will help you with many minor illnesses. Click on the logos (below) 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
Clevedon Minor Injury Unit (MIU) offers treatment for adults and children over three years of age for a wide range of minor injuries.
You can drop in with no appointment necessary. All patients are seen by an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP).
Do you have musculoskeletal pain and want to help yourself?
The getUBetter app is provided free of charge by BNSSG CCG for patients registered at Tudor Lodge Surgery. It can be accessed on a Smartphone or on the Web and guides you day-by-day through a sequence of exercises and tips to help you get better from a range of new or recurrent musculoskeletal conditions:
Lower back pain, Back and leg pain, Neck Pain Shoulder Pain, Ankle Pain, Knee Pain and Soft Tissue Lower Limb.
You will be referred to the App by one of our GPs or Physio, or you can self-register by clicking on this link or the App image, Please use an email address that is unique to you and select the condition you need help to manage. You will then be sent an email with all the information you need to get started. You can download the getUBetter App to your Smartphone for easiest access or use the Webapp If you develop another condition register again with the same email address, select your new condition and it will be added to your account. The app will also connect you to your local; treatment, healthcare providers or support services if needed like Physiotherapy.