Trinity Medical Centre

1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT

NHS

Telephone: 01273 736030

Fax: 01273 329726

Out of Hours: 111

Self Care (information and links to helpful fact sheets)

BEFORE YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

To enable us to give the best possible care to those with significant complex need, please have a read of this helpful leaflet: HELP MY GP

https://www.sussexhelpmy.nhs.uk

Many conditions can also be dealt with without seeing a doctor or needing an appointment.

 

HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO YOUR PHARMACIST?

Your local pharmacist can provide advice as well as treatments for minor ailments. These include:

·  Mild acne

·  Coughs/colds

·  Sore throats

·  Flu

·  Cystitis

·  Medication reviews

·  Rashes

·  Mild eczema/dermatitis

·  Earache

·  Emergency contraception

·  Diarrhoea

·  Eye symptoms

·  Hay fever

·  Haemorrhoids

·  Scabies

·  Worms

·  Warts & verrucas

And many more

 

HAVE YOU TRIED SELF CARE?

Did you know that £2 billion per year of NHS money is spent with people coming to their surgery with minor ailments and 18% of GP consultations are for minor ailments that do not need to be seen by the GP?

There is a lot more self help and advice at NHS Choices

We have a variety of helpful self Care information and links which could help you to treat your illness without the need for an appointment:

·  Self Care Fact Sheets http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/

·  NHS Symptom Checker https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/

Use the online NHS Choices Symptom Checker tool to check your symptoms and get advice on what to do next. It’s faster than phoning and a nurse can call you back for free if required. Click on the name above to be taken directly to the symptom checker.

·  NHS Live Well Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and well being.