Patient Self Help

 

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.

HOME BLOOD PRESSURE DIARY

 

‘Medicines Information’

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.

Application of topical steroid creams

Prescribing and Repeat Dispensing Policy

Prescribing Medication Whilst Trravelling Abroad Patient Information

Dehydration

Gluten Free

 

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

Remember:

  • 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  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy

 Minor Eye Service

See below for information regarding the Harrogate and District Minor Eye service. This clinic is for eligible patients that have had a recent problem with their eyes.Problems such as: Sore Eyes | Red Eyes | Visual Disturbances
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE INFORMATION LEAFLET
Self Care Fact SheetWhat 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, what people can do to help themselves, when to seek medical help and finally where to find out more.

Acne     Back_Pain     Constipation     Cough     Eczema     Fever in Children      Headache      Heartburn and Indigestion     Sinusitis     Sore Throat     Sprains and Strains