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For advice on minor childhood illnesses see our page 'Use Your Pharmacy' or click on the link When Should I Worry? 

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Shingles - see home page for eligibility

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Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999 

You can use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation

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Appointment cancellations: please use the link on Appointments Screen 'Cancel your Appointment online' .  If you send a message via the comments box we may not receive it in time

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A doctor's appointment is not usually required for sick notes, repeat medication requests, insurance forms.  If in doubt please contact the doctor's secretary before booking an appointment

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For full details of future practice training dates when we are closed please search 'Training' 

A&E - do I need to go?

A&E doesn’t stand for ‘anything and everything’

Examples of inappropriate uses of A&E:

  • Coughs and colds - most people would be best just to stay at home or see their local pharmacist
  • Old injuries or joint problems - are best seen by your GP, at least initially
  • Queries about medication - these are best dealt with by your GP
  • Toothache - you need to be seen by a dentist. Hospitals like Kettering General do not have trained dentists in A&E
  • Trying to use A&E to get a 'second opinion' rather than using the GP service

Examples of appropriate use of A&E:

  • Cuts which won't stop bleeding or may need stitches to heal properly
  • Burns which are large, or deep, and need dressings
  • Limb injuries which are painful or swollen and could be caused by a broken bone
  • Serious medical problems such as chest pain, collapse, or heavy blood loss

Should I go to Accident & Emergency?  Check out this link in case there are better places to go for help

Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999 

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation

coldWe are keen to help patients improve onself 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

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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Constipation

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Cough

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

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Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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Influenza

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pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

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Thrush

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucas

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