The Shefford Health Centre

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Self care

We are a Self-care Aware Practice

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.

You can visit the Self-Care Forum for great tips and advice! please click on this link

Your pharmacist can help

Your local pharmacist can give you friendly and expert advice on self care, and where appropriate, over the counter medicines that can help you with lots of common illnesses and minor ailments.

Medicines are available over the counter for treating minor ailments such as:-

  • aches & pain
  • heartburn and indigestion
  • coughs and colds
  • hay fever and allergies
  • sore throat
  • eczema
  • upset stomach
  • athlete’s foot
  • skin rashes
  • headlice


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