One in five GP visits are for common conditions,
such as backache, headache or cough?
You Do Not Need To Be Seen For....
Continuation sick note
Requesting repeat medication or medication you have had recently (unless you have finished the course)
Requesting medication following a hospital appointment or following discharge
Requesting copies of test results
Enquiries’ regarding the completion of forms, medicals or letter's
The above list is not exhaustive
The more information you are able to give to our staff the more effectively we will be able to assist you
What is self care?
Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes. You can often self-treat many minor illnesses and injuries at home by keeping your medicine cabinet and first aid kit well-stocked with medicines such as:
- painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen
- anti-diarrhoeal medicine
- oral rehydration salts
- indigestion treatment
- first aid kit including plasters, bandages and a thermometer.
Live Well Wakefield is a social wellbeing service, commissioned by Wakefield Council and provides a wide range of community based services to support people live healthy lives.
We have designed our services with you in mind. Offering a specialised service that will support you with in managing your health and wellbeing – this could be self management of a long term health condition or support in later life. You don't need to see/speak to your GP to be referred and can contact them here - https://www.livewellwakefield.nhs.uk/
This NHS website contains advice and guidance on over 100 most common conditions.
This site clearly explains symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and preventative methods.
Patient.info contains a wealth of knowledge on various ailments, as well as Child Health for parents and a symptom checker.