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Self Help

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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Constipation

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Cough

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Diarrhoea

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Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

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Earache

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Haemorrhoids

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Hayfever

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Head lice

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Headache

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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Influenza

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Insect bites

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Migraine

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Muscular pain

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Nappy rash

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Nasal congestion

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Sinusitis

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Sore throat

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Sprains and strains

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Thrush

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Warts and Verrucas

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Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FIT FOR WORK SERVICE

The Nottinghamshire Fit for Work Support in Work Service is a free service designed to support local people across Nottinghamshire to stay healthy and in work.

The Support in Work Team consists of a number of dedicated health professionals who provide an easy to access specialist service which meets the unique needs of individuals who are struggling with health problems and remaining in employment. You can contact the service yourself.

Their one-to-one support includes:

  • A health professional assessing your needs alongside your job role;
  • Identifying if modifications or adjustments are needed;
  • Liaising with your employer if required;
  • Helping you to overcome barriers and manage your work/life balance.

To find out more about our service and what it can do for you contact a member of the Support in Work team on 0115 9560 890 or 07771 838 534 or at supportinwork@nottsfitforwork.org.uk

They are particularly keen to support people in smaller organisations, self employed and those without access to any occupational health support. There is a weekly clinci at Daybrook Surgery on Thursday morning. These are appointment only clinics so contact 0115 9560890 first.

For further information go to www.fitforwork.org.uk

What are self help groups? 
Self help groups provide a setting in which people who share similar experiences come together to offer practical and emotional support.
 
What groups are available? 
Many groups provide support to people who are facing a transition in their lives and finding the changes difficult to cope with. For example:-

  • The death of a partner or family member,
  • The diagnosis of a life threatening illness,
  • The onset of a long-term medical condition,
  • The loss of a valued role or work

Groups are also available as a route to change, for example:-

  • To end a negative habit or lifestyle,
  • To take steps in getting well again,
  • Learning to cope in a different way.


Nottingham has a SELF HELP Centre, on Pelham Street in the city centre.
For more information on self help groups available contact 0115 9111661 or visit the website at http://www.selfhelp.org.uk/

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Do you need extra support and care after a stay in hospital?

The British Red Cross may be able to help.

Contact 0115 9249924 Extension: 62495

Free for four to six weeks.

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If you are a carer, more information on where to get help and support is available on our "information for carers" section.



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