Common conditions such as back ache, headaches, or a cough are referred to as self limiting conditions, which with effective self management will improve quicker and may mean that you don’t need to come to the surgery for an appointment. Self care for common conditions can also help free up some of your GP’s time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.



Asthma UK have also got some great videos that show you how to use your inhaler!

Back Pain

Childrens Health

Constipation - Children

Ear Ache

Ear Wax

Ear wax is normal and is produced to form a protective coating over the skin in the ear canal. Ears are normally self-cleaning – the movement of your jaw whilst eating and talking helps to move the wax along the canal where it will usually fall out naturally without you noticing. Common symptoms associated with ear wax build up are:

  • Hearing loss
  • Blocked ears
  • Ear discomfort
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear

The safest way to manage impacted ear wax, is with self-care. The information leaflet below explains how you can care for your ears your self.

Ear Care – Patient Leaflet

Gastroenteritis - Children

Head Lice - Children

NHS Health Checks


Sore Throat

Tension Headaches


Tick Bites

Here’s a reminder on how to manage insect bites and stings and also some information about Lyme’s Disease and what to look out for.

For more self cafe advice please visit NHS Choices or the Patient website.