Looking after yourself
If you have a minor injury or illness, you may feel confident in treating the problem at home with no need to access another service. This could range from a cold or cough to a minor cut or bruise. If you store commonly used items such as plasters and paracetamol at home you may want to choose to self-care. Go to the Self-care page for more information.
You can also contact your local pharmacy for advice or for more urgent queries call 111 to discuss your symptoms and get further advice. Other information is accessible via the NHS website www.nhs.uk