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The Self Care Forum was set up in May 2011 to empower self care and embed it into everyday life.

Self Care Leaflets are available on the website link below;

        'Self Care Forum'


        Measles Outbreak

For more information see latest 'News'.........


         Whooping Cough   

Vaccinations for Pregnant Women.

If you are over 28 weeks pregnant the Department of Health is recommending that you have a vaccination to protect your baby against whooping cough.  There have been a number of reported outbreaks in our area.  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

Whooping Cough

Your Questions Answered


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A-Z Symptom Checker & Self Care



Visit the NHS website to help with your symptoms and Treatment - click on the image below.

Helping Patients Become Self Care Aware 

The Self Care Forum ( have produced a number of fact sheets for common ailments as a means of helping people to learn when it’s safe to self care and when they should seek medical assistance. 

The fact sheets tell people the natural history of symptoms under normal circumstances, and what to look out for when they're no longer normal.  The fact sheets are designed for use during a self care aware consultation that informs, educates and supports people to help build their confidence, alerts them to red flag symptoms that could lead to early detection of serious disease and helps to reduce re-consultations. They have been produced with patient and professional input and reviewed by GP experts in the given topics.

The fact sheets can be found at:


One example of self care that is available to you is how to ease a build up of ear wax.

Please click HERE to find out how you can ease this yourself.

If you find the above does not work after a few weeks you can then seek further help from your GP.



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