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
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
Click the image to self-refer:
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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.
- 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.
The CONfidence app provides signposting and self-help for people with bladder and bowel leakage issues, offering advice and information that can help at the earliest opportunity, especially for people who might be suffering in silence.
Download the free CONfidence app and explore the information to help you take control:
Or search for ‘confidence expert’ in your app store.
More details can be found on the BABCON website: www.bristolhealthpartners.org.uk/CONfidenceapp