Severn View Family Practice

"Delivering the right care to the right people at the right time"

Self Care Information

 

SELF CARE

There are approximately 57 million GP consultations a year for minor ailments at a total cost to the NHS of £2 billion. A 12 minute consultation with a GP costs the NHS approximately £43, and a visit to Accident and Emergency costs £112.

Self care  is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional.  The majority of people feel comfortable managing everyday minor ailments themselves, particularly when they feel confident in recognising the symptoms, and how to manage the problem.

On average, people in the UK experience nearly four symptoms every fortnight, 80% of which can be managed by self-care. One in five GP visits are for common conditions, such as backache, headache or cough.

Self care  gives you, as a patient, greater control of your own health,  it reduces the number of unnecessary GP consultations, and enables GPs to focus on caring for higher risk patients, such as the very young and elderly, acute medical complaints, managing long-term conditions and providing new services.

Please help us to help you, evidence shows that when people are supported to self care, they benefit from better health outcomes, improved experiences of care and fewer unplanned care admissions.

The self care forum provides fact sheets for common ailments, explaining how to help yourself, and when you should see a GP, as well as additional information on healthy living , and tips for living with a long-term conditions.

Please click on the headings below for more information.

 

Self Care Forum

Low Back Pain

Eczema

Heartburn and indigestion

Fever in children

Constipation

Headache and Migraine

Coughs

Acne

Sprains and Strains

Sore Throat

Otitis Media

Common Cold

Sinusitis

Urine symptoms in Men

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS 111 | Stay At Home Guidance | NHS Information Page | Government Response

The email address for the practice is - severnviewfamilypractice.reception@nhs.net In the current Covid situation this can be used for ordering prescriptions to reduce the footfall through the practice and eliminate paper presciptions. Please include your name/ DOB/ and address. If you do not have a nominated chemist for your prescription to be sent to please include where you would like it on your email - you will be asked not to c Link URL ollect it from surgery. THE SURGERY DOORS ARE NOW CLOSED BUT WE REMAIN OPEN FOR PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY, FOLLOW THE SIGNAGE OUTSIDE THE PRACTICE AND OUR RECEPTION TEAM WILL ASSIST YOU THROUGH THE WINDOWS.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW GUIDANCE AND REMAIN HOME AND STAY SAFE. FOR PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM FOR A PIN TO ACCESS THE ONLINE SERVICE IT WILL NOT ACTIVATE JUST BY CLICKING ON PATIENT ACCESS BUTTON WITHOUT THE PIN NUMBER THANKS