An online patient questionnaire developed by North Yorkshire County Council has developed an easy to use online tool designed to help patients and their carers find out for themselves about the support available to help with daily living tasks.
Patients can also ring ahead to request help to complete the form.
Patient Advice – Ear Syringing
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 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- Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy
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
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, what people can do to help themselves, when to seek medical help and finally where to find out more.