A wide range of NHS approved healthcare apps to help you monitor your conditions or achieve your goals. for example fitness, smoking, alcohol, weight loss, pregnancy, depression, blood pressure, sexual health, etc.
The Self Care Forum aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.
ESCAPE-pain is a group-based rehabilitation programme for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip. It is available widely across the UK and is supported by NHS England and Versus Arthritis.
Aged 45 or over
Chronic joint pain for at least 3 months
Needing a supervised exercise programme
Independently mobile and able to carry out regular exercise
Dad Pad - DadPad is an essential guide for new dads, developed with the NHS. It can help by giving Dads the knowledge and practical skills that they need. The resource will support them and their partners to give their baby the best possible start in life.
Blanch = press the side of a clear drinking glass onto the rash or bruises and checking that they fade.
Sit in a chair (leaning forward with your mouth open) and pinch your nose just below the bone for 10 minutes, by which time the bleeding should have stopped.
If the bleeding continues or if your are taking blood-thinning tablets (anticoagulants): consult your doctor.
Avoid blowing your nose for 48 hours and hot food and drink for 24 hours.
Sprains and Strains
Apply a cold compress (e.g. a packet of frozen peas wrapped in a wet tea towel) to reduce swelling: then apply a firm crepe bandage and give the sprain plenty of rest until the discomfort has subsided.
Try to prevent this by avoiding exposure to the sun in the heat of the day and using sun screens.
Treat sunburn by cooling the skin with cool water or calamine lotion and take Paracetamol or anti-histamine tablets as necessary.
Teenagers and Young Adults
ChatHealth 11-19 is a confidential text messaging service for those aged 11 - 19 years, which is staffed by your local school nursing team.
If you’d like some extra support text your local School Nurse on: 07507332160 Monday-Friday 09.00 – 16.30
A raised temperature occurs commonly even with mild infections.
In small children it is important to stop the temperature rising too quickly and they should be given Paracetamol syrup which may be bought from the chemist.
If they are still feverish they should be gently sponged with tepid water as in a bath or shower to cool them (this may take up to 20 minutes)
If a temperature is very high and does not come down with this treatment or the child appears very unwell you should consult your doctor.
A child or adult with a temperature will not come to any harm being brought by car or by pram to the surgery.