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SELF CARE

Minor Eye Conditions Service:

       brown & wenman eyecare                                                              Specsavers

    18 Albion Street, Dunstable, Lu6 1SA                              17/19 Broadwalk, South, Dunstable, LU5 4RH

            Tel no: 01582 663 770                                            Tel no: 01582 475404

            www.brwandwenman.co.uk                                        www.specsavers.co.uk

  • Provide a timely assessment of the needs of patient presenting with an eye condition.
  • Reduce unnecessary referrals to the hospital eye services.
  • The examination will be undertaken by accredited optometrist within suitably equipped premises who will manage the patient appropriately and safely.
  • Patients can self-refer and book own appointments.
  • Where referral to secondary care is required it will be to a suitable specialist within appropriate urgency.


 HANDI

The Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) has produced a Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI). It covers effective non-drug treatments for many conditions. We have included the link here as the doctors feel that it is a excellent resource for our patients.

Areas covered include: Children, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Mental Health, Nutrition, etc.

Click on this link to access the site: HANDI


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My Health Fabric App

This is a free NHS app that allows you to access self-help if you have a long term health condition.

It is free on iTunes & Google Play. Follow the link for more information. My Health Fabric App


"3 Before GP"

The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) advises patients to adopt the 3 steps before contacting their GP. Is it necessary for you to ask for a GP appointment, especially during the busy winter period? There may be other solutions to your questions.

1     Self Care.

2     Use NHS Choices or similar reputable web site to gain advice.     Link to NHS Choices

3     Seek advice and/or from your pharmacist. Pharmacists are highly trained and can deal with most minor ailments.

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Over 1 million people see a doctor every day. However, Research shows that over a quarter of GP appointments were potentially avoidable.


Rhett Syndrome

Web Site: www.rettuk.org     

Rhett UK Support Leaflet


Over the Counter Medicines

Beds CCG has issued written guidance concerning over the counter medicines. The usual position is that a GP will not prescribe such items.

You can read the guidance by clicking on the link.       Over the Counter Medicines


Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)

You can access their web site via this link www.rheumatoidarthritis.org 


Managing Minor Illness ... ...

Download a document by the BMA describing what you can do to manage minor illnesses, long term conditions as well as Life Style changes.

Self-Care (BMA)

We have also included the link to the to the self-care forum ( http://www.selfcareforum.org/ )     Self-Care Forum


Minor Illness

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