Self Care Advice

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.

As a Self Care Aware practice we are here to help you feel able to look after your own health when it is right for you. So, when you come in for a consultation, the doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants in this practice will talk to you about what you can do to help maintain and improve your health.

Did you know?

  • The NHS belongs to all of us – help us to keep it working smoothly by turning up for appointments
  • Every time you see a GP it costs the NHS £43, on average, for a 12-minute consultation
  • A visit to Accident and Emergency costs £112

Musculoskeletal Conditions

The Get U Better app is provided free of charge for patients registered at Pilning Surgery.  It can be accessed on a Smartphone or on the Web and guides you day-by-day through a sequence of exercises and tips to help you get better from a range of musculoskeletal conditions:

  • Lower back pain
  • Back and leg pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Soft Tissue Lower Limb

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Health and Care Videos

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With Bristol and North Somerset CCGs, we are promoting a new smartphone app to help parents care for children suffering with one of six common illnesses.


These are:

  • diarrhoea and vomiting
  • high temperature
  • chesty baby (Bronchiolitis)
  • chesty child (wheeze and asthma)
  • abdominal pain
  • common newborn problems

The app is free to download for Android and iPhones and provides a home care plan for each condition to help parents provide the best support for their child.