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Self Help

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EASTGATE MEDICAL GROUP

Hornsea 01964 530350

 Aldbrough 01964 527066

As we enter the summer months we are expecting a very busy period and anticipate that occasionally demand may outstrip supply in terms of available appointments.

There may be times when appointments will be limited for acute, urgent needs only and routine appointments and reviews will need to be booked at a later date.

Our Receptionists may ask you a few questions relating to the nature of your enquiry but be assured this is to help us understand your needs so we can offer you the highest level of service and appropriate line of care.

If you are unsure whether you need to see a Doctor, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to advise you of the appropriate route for you needs.

We would like to thank all of our patients for their understanding at this busy time.

Please find enclosed a list of alternative services that are available with contact details.

 

MINOR INJURIES & URGENT CARE CENTRES                          Beverley 01482 478880 Bridlington 01262 423464 7am-11pm 7 Days A Week. People can walk into an Urgent Treatment Centre but the advice is to ‘talk before you walk’ by contacting NHS 111 and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess symptoms, provide advice and guidance or decide what medical help is needed, advise where to go and if needed arrange an appointment. If the patient is 2 years old or younger – please telephone 111 before attending any urgent care / minor injuries unit.

THE WOUND CLINIC, HORNSEA COTTAGE HOSPITAL 01964 533146 Please telephone for an appointment for your wound review / stitch removal / dressing change.

PHYSIO DIRECT SELF REFERRAL SERVICE 01377 208300 Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm Get advice quickly about neck or back pain, recent injuries and any muscles and joint problems by professionals specialising in the field.

LOCAL COMMUNITY PHARMACIES Your local pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can give you clinical advice and treatment for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, minor infections and aches and pains. They can also help you decide whether you need to contact other healthcare services such as contraception and sexual health. See a member of our team for individual contact details.

 

SURGERY BASED COMMUNITY LINK WORKERS A new service to help support local people with their health and wellbeing needs and to help people access the right services at the right time. Can offer advice and support with issues affecting mental and physical health and wellbeing. Ask one of our team for further details or an appointment.

NHS HEALTHTRAINERS 0800 9177752 www.nhshealthtrainers.co.uk Health Trainers provide personal support and motivation to adults across the East Riding who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle. They can help with issues surrounding weight loss, healthy eating, alcohol, mental wellbeing, smoking and physical activity.

IESO DIGITAL HEALTH 01954 230066 www.iesohealth.com/eastriding Online talking therapy in East Riding of Yorkshire. Free service. Evening and weekend appointments. One-to-one with a qualified psychotherapist. Quick access to therapy.

PRIVATE SERVICES GP Appointments are for patients with clinical needs. If you have a form which you need the doctor to sign, an insurance issue to discuss, a form the doctor needs to fill in or require any administrative support (i.e. a letter of support), please speak to a member of our team who will be able to help you. Please do not book a GP appointment for this.

NHS CHOICES www.nhs.net – Visit the NHS Choices website for an A-Z of symptoms, conditions, medicines and treatment and for further local services in your area.

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We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

NHS Choices

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices



 
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