Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
What is self care?
Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from doing some exercise, managing common conditions (also sometimes called minor ailments) like headaches, coughs & colds and hay fever or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.
Please see attached leaflet and video for useful guidance on self care.
Leaflet - Self Care with Over the Counter Products.
Self Care video.
We hope the following information from NHS Choices supplemented by Fireclay Health advice leaflets will help you to safely self-manage common ailments initially but also to know when you should see a GP if your condition is not improving. Please take a look and encourage others to look here too - there is a huge pressure on GP appointments and the more we can do as individuals to manage our own health and well-being, the more appointments will be freed up to ensure patients with serious conditions can be seen promptly by a GP.
Fireclay Health Ear Care leaflet
Self Care Apps
HANDi (Apple/Android - free download) - expert support for common childhood illnesses
ESC Student (Apple/Android - cost applies) - helping students answer common health questions
Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health but it's not easy in our busy lives. One You (a Public Health England website) can help support you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life.
Take the One You health quiz (for over 18s) to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you.
Read about Physical Activity for Health - some local exercise options are listed below:
Tame the Beast is a website which can help you learn new approaches to reducing pain and get you moving towards recovery
Ask at Reception to book an appointment with an HCA for:
an NHS Health Check (for 40-74 year olds without a pre-existing condition, once every 5 years)
Stop Smoking services
referral to Weight management and Exercise on Prescription schemes (including Alive n Kicking for children)
www.nhs.uk - gateway to National Health Service organisations and health information
patient.info- evidence-based medical information for patients and health professionals, including leaflets
Wellaware - a resource site for local activities Tel. 0808 808 5252 (Freephone 9.30am - 4.30 pm, Mon-Fri) A free telephone and online information database for everyone in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset, with information on around 5,000 health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services, including personal health services, lunch clubs, social groups to help around the house, help with transport, advice, counselling or any other form of support, information for carers, support for particular disabilities, culturally specific services and more.
Bristol Aging Better and LinkAge (for ages 55+)
Wellspring - a community-led health living and wellbeing centre in Barton Hill
Local community centres: St George Easton Kingswood Fishponds (the Beechwood Club) Hanham
The Care Forum - promoting health and wellbeing, including advocacy services
North Bristol NHS Trust (Southmead Hospital)
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (8 hospitals including BRI, Children's, St Michael's, Dental, Eye, Homeopathic)
Community Children's Health Partnership
Bristol Wellbeing Therapies courses - register online for free courses on a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, e.g. managing stress/anxiety/anger/worry. Form screened by clinician and place offered if appropriate. Not available to patients currently accessing talking therapies with BWT.
Ways to Wellbeing - free social support in the greater Fishponds area
Wellbeing through Nature courses (Avon Wildlife Trust)
Bristol MIND - for better mental health, including MindLine helpline
Womankind - providing free or affordable therapy to women in the Bristol area
Missing Link - women's mental health services
Mothers for Mothers - local postnatal depression support group
Childline - a free, private and confidential phone, email or 1-1 counsellor service for children
Rethink Mental Illness - advice and support for people suffering mental illness and their carers
SAMARITANS - Call FREE at ANY TIME 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcoholics Anonymous UK - if you think you have a problem with drinking
Al-Anon UK - if your life is affected by someone else's drinking
ROADS (Bristol Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service) - a Bristol-wide service to support anyone directly or indirectly affected by the problems associated with drug and alcohol misuse
Narcotics Anonymous UK and/or Cocaine Anonymous UK
The Bridge - help after rape and sexual assault. 24 hour help line, including self-referral for Forensic Medical Examination
National Domestic Violence 24 hour Freephone Helpline
Next Link - domestic abuse support, including safe houses for women
Safe Link - sexual abuse support (for women, men or children)
Respect - a confidential and anonymous telephone and email service for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner
Men's Advice Line - advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
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