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).

Find out more about the Clevedon MIU, the opening hours, the location and how to contact them.

Improved Access

We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.

GetUBetter app

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.

> Click here for the getUBetter App

Patient update from Tudor Lodge Surgery:

Like other GP practices, we are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes.

In order to continue blood tests for people with the greatest clinical need, we are delaying routine and non-urgent blood tests in line with national guidance.

If you have an appointment booked in the next few weeks the reception team will be in touch via phone or text. Your appointment will be rescheduled once the situation is resolved.

We will be providing regular updates on our website, which we encourage you to check for the latest info.

Please don’t contact us – we will be in touch with you when appointments can be rescheduled. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.