Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and complaints. Every day we see a number of patients for common, self-limiting conditions that do not usually require a doctor or nurse input or prescription.
We have a range of self-care leaflets available either from reception, from our onsite dispensary at the Medical Centre or via the search facility above. These cover a wide range of common ailments including low back pain, constipation, fever in children, headaches, coughs, sore throat and common cold. These leaflets offer advice and guidance on how to self-manage some of these conditions and when to seek appropriate medical advice.
Our team are committed to providing the best possible care for all our patients and it is important our patients feel confident in the advice they receive about managing these common conditions. Please do consider downloading a leaflet or taking a copy of these leaflets home for reference. Alternatively, please take a look at one of the self care videos available below.
Healthy Young Minds
NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board has launched a brand-new mental health campaign aimed at children and young people.
The campaign encourages young people who may be feeling anxious about school, finding it hard to fit in, or having negative thoughts about how they look, to find help and support on the Healthy Young Minds Website Children and Young People :: Information for children and young people (healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk).
It also encourages parents and carers to talk more to their children about mental health concerns.
The campaign, which features young people from the Blackburn Youth Zone, will mainly be seen on social media channels TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram.
You can find out more on the campaign page of the Healthy Young Minds website: www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/campaign