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Self Help

coldWe 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.

Please click here for a copy of a self care leaflet from the local CCG:

Self care PIL v5.pdf

If you are struggling with daily living tasks or need to think about carers or assisted living, North Yorkshire County Council have developed a self assessment questionnaire which will help you to find out what support is available, ways to help yourself and recommend useful sources of information. The self assessment tool can be used by anyone who think they need some help with daily living, friends, family and carers can also fill out the assessment on behalf of someone else with their consent. Please click here to go to the self assessment portal.  

Mental Health

Do you suffer from repeated episodes of depression?

Are you a stressed carer or parent of someone with a mental health problem?

Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may be able to help you?

Please see the attached leaflet for information for taster sessions:

Mindfulness Taster Course

Are you a veteran ? Do you need help accessing Mental Health Services? Have a look at this leaflet....

Veterans Mental Health Care leaflet

Care Services

North Yorkshire Care and Support Services Directory 2017/18 – find care near you.

This guide can give you care information to help you make decisions about your personal care. It could help you determine whether you can get help from the council, where to go for support in your community and how to find your local library in North Yorkshire. Click below to access the directory:

http://www.carechoices.co.uk/region/yorkshire-and-the-humber/north-yorkshire/

Opticians

Opticians are not just there for sight tests, they can see you about many minor eye conditions. If you have any of the following conditions please ring your optician for an urgent appointment:

  • Red, Sore, Dry or Watery Eye
  • Flashing Lights
  • Floaters
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sticky Eye

Pharmacists

We are working with Heartbeat Alliance and our colleagues at Thirsk Health Centre to offer extended access to Primary Care on Saturday mornings.

Every alternate Saturday morning there are Pharmacist appointments available here at Lambert Medical Centre and at Thirsk Health Centre.

If you need a review of your medication, or you have been recently discharged from hospital and want to discuss your medication or you are confused about any aspect of your medication please ask for an appointment with the Clinical Pharmacist.

High Street Pharmacists can help with many other minor ailments without you needing an appointment. If you think you are suffering from any of the following conditions, call in to see your local pharmacist and see if they can help:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation, diarrhoea and haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Cough and cold, blocked nose and sore throat
  • Cystitis
  • Dry skin conditions
  • Ear wax
  • Excess Sweating
  • Eye infections
  • Fungal nail infections
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Head lice advice
  • Herbal and complementary remedies
  • Indigestion remedies advice
  • Infant colic
  • Mild acne and eczema
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Minor sprains and sports injuries
  • Moisturisers
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Mouthwashes and gargles
  • Nappy rash
  • Skin rashes
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Thrush
  • Travel medicines (travel sickness and antimalarial medicines)
  • Treatment for bites and stings
  • Treatment of mild fever
  • Vitamin supplements and tonics
  • Warts and verrucas

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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pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

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Cough

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pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

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Haemorrhoids

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Hayfever

Self Care Leaflet

NHS Choices

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

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Migraine

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

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Sore throat

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pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

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Sprains and strains

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Thrush

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Warts and Verrucas

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