Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
If you have been asked to keep a diary of your blood pressure at home, please click on the link below to print this off.
These pages contain useful general information about medicines.
Further information is widely available online. Alternatively your local community pharmacist is happy to discuss and give support for minor ailments and prescribed medications.
Community pharmacists can discuss and recommend medicines to treat a wide variety of conditions, they can also refer you to your GP if they feel a further review is appropriate.
Reputable sources of medicines information online are:
Patient information on conditions and medication: www.patient.info
NHS choices website: www.NHS.uk
Medicines for children: www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk
Medication side effect reporting: https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/the-yellow-card-scheme/
As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.
Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.
We suggest you keep the following:
- Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
- Mild laxatives
- Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
- Rehydration mixture
- Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
- Travel sickness tablets
- Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
- Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
- Tweezers and sharp scissors
- A thermometer
- A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings
- Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children
- Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
- Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
- Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy