Self Care

Fact Sheets

What are the Fact Sheets for?
The Self Care Forum Fact Sheets for common ailments aim to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self care within the practice consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms in the future. They provide patients with information around:

  • Useful facts
  • What patients can expect to happen (the natural history)
  • What people can do to help themselves – now and in the future
  • When to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
  • Where to find out more

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

Telephone Triage System

A telephone triage system is in place. Please place routine phone call requests prior to 10am. Only urgent phone call requests will be accepted after this time.