3 Before GP

The Royal College of GPs’ are running a new ‘3 before GP’ campaign.  The campaign is about getting patients to ask themselves three questions before booking an appointment with their GP. The three questions are :

  1. Can I  – self care?
  2. Can I – use NHS choices or similar reputable websites/resources?   www.nhs.uk
  3. Can I – seek advice/treatment via a pharmacist?
 

The Pharmacist can give advice for minor conditions such as :

Bites and stings
Chickenpox
Cold sores
Cold or flu
Conjunctivitis
D & V
Diarrhoea
Ear ache
Eye infection

Fever
Fungal infections
Head lice
Nappy rash
Sinusitis
Styes
Sunburn
Threadwoms
Warts / Verrucas

 

The dentist can offer advice regarding Tootache / abscess

Did you also know that you can self refer to the following which means you don't need to see a doctor for a referral:

Counselling

Patients are able to self-refer for counselling, without having to see a doctor.  The website www.wecantalk.org lists organisations which provide free counselling.

Termination of Pregnancy

Patients are able to ring to arrange an appointment at
James Cook Hospital - 01642 282 424
North Tees Hospital   - 01642 624 233