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Self Help

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Self-Care for Life – Take Control

Southbourne Surgery would like to help our patients take control of their own minor ailments and have provided a few leaflets for your self-care management.

We now developing an area within the sugery where patients have access to leaflets that have been produced by the Self Care Forum Board to support and manage their self-care as appropriate.

These leaflets cover ailments such as Heartburn and Indigestion, Fever in Children, Constipation, Coughs, Sore throats, Acne and many more. To access the same information online please click here for the The Self Care Forum then look at the Minor Ailment Factsheets.

There are a number of very useful websites that are very user friendly and once again just might save you a journey to the doctors.

Please click on the following links for more information:

Patient.info

and

NHS Choice

FOOD FACTS

The Western Sussex Dietitians have some excellent advice on managing conditions with the help of a good diet. Click on the link here to access this information.

PHYSIOTHERAPY - SELF REFERRAL

We are lucky enough in West Sussex to have several options for access to Physiotherapy. As well as visiting the Doctor here at the surgery there is PhysioDirect service. The service is most appropriate for non-urgent simple mechanical problems. Patients can call direct on 01243 623542 - they do not need to see a Doctor first. Please click here to access an information leaflet.


Patients also can access Physiotherapy by completing a Self-Referral Form. These forms can be completed by the patient and sent directly to the Ceneral Booking point for Physiotherapy at Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital - they do not need to see a Doctor first.

For further information regarding this services please access the Sussex Community NHS Trust website by clicking here. This link can be used to download self-referral forms.

TIME TO TALK COUNSELLING - SELF REFERRAL

Talking therapies can really help you with anxiety and depression. Time to Talk offer a free confidential service to people aged 18 and over who are registered with a local GP.

You will find more information and contact numbers by clicking here.

Please note the telephone number on the link has been updated but not yet on the forms.

It is now 01273 265967

LIVING WELL SERVICE - SELF REFERRAL

Supporting Well Being in Chichester

The Chichester Living Well Service are a local mental health charity, providing help and support to local people over 60. For more information and contact numbers to access this service click here.

CHICHESTER WELL BEING - SELF REFERRAL

Chichester Wellbeing offer free, friendly advice and support to people looking to make healthly lifestlye changes. They provide guidance and support with things such as becoming more active, losing weight, healthy eating, managing stress, emotional wellbeing, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol. Why not contact them today to make the first step on your very own wellbeing journey. For more information call 01243 521041 or email info@chichesterwellbeing.org.uk or click here to find out more. Take a look their website for more informationby clicking here.

CANCERWISE

"CancerWise aspires to be an enabling, compassionate community for people with cancer and those who care for them."                                                                                                         CancerWise is a voluntary organisation offering a range of complementary medicines. There is a Drop-in Support Centre in Chichester. For more information please click here.

MANAGING HAYFEVER

Keep looking at our Self Care area as we aim to change it regularly to incorporate seasonal ailments, and as it is fast approaching that time of year when our eyes beign to itch and noses begin to run, please see our 'Managing Hayfever' Factsheet by clicking here.

TICKS AND LYME DISEASE

For the latest up to date information from NHS Choice for the management of ticks and Lyme Disease please click here.

TREATMENT OF EAR WAX

For the latest up to date information on the appropriate treatment of ear wax please click here.

CONJUNCTIVITIS

For the latest up to date information on the appropriate treatment of conjuntivitis please click here.

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS

For information about local drop in Sexual Health Clinics please click on the links below

For Chichester area, please click here

For the Portsmouth area, please click here

PHARMACISTS

Pharmacists are a highly qualified team who are key in supporting people to self-care, especially when it comes to advice for minor ailments and pharmacy bodies are always enthusiastic about getting involved. Please click here to find out more information about some of the advice the pharmacists are able to offer. Some pharmacies are now able to offer free Health Checks by appointment. Call your local pharmacy if you are interested and to check whether you meet their criteria.

YOUR MEDICINE CABINET

Even a minor illness or ailments such as colds, headaches and diarrhoea can disrupt your life. Be prepared for most common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. For more information and help in stocking your home medicine cabinet please click here.

PATIENT ONLINE RESULTS

You can now book pre-agreed blood tests online and also view your results online. If the Doctor wishes to speak to you, you will see a note to ask you to make an appointment

To sign up – please call into the surgery and bring in photo ID to register.(If you currently have online access, you WILL need to re-register for this service)

AND FINALLY...

We have developed this area in response to our 2015 Action Plan as another way to support and develop our patient care.

Please call into the surgery on 01243 388740 to make an appointment with a Doctor or Nurse if you feel that is appropriate for your ailment.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

NHS Choices

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices



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