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Self-care article


 “Self-care is all about you. It includes knowing about your health and taking simple lifestyle steps to being healthier, including eating healthily, taking regular exercise and dealing with common conditions as well as managing long term conditions effectively. 


Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries. A large range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest. 


What is self-care? 


Self-care means looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s eating healthily, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise. 


How can I self-care? 


Self-care includes the actions you take every day in order to stay fit and maintain good physical and mental health, meet your social and emotional needs, prevent and treat illness, and care more effectively for minor ailments. 


Can anyone help me to self-care? 


Your pharmacist can help you to stock up your medicine cabinet with remedies for minor ailments and illnesses. Some useful additions to your home first-aid kit include:


Painkillers for adults and children


Medicines to help with all kinds of tummy upsets


Tweezers and sharp scissors to remove splinters or cut bandages


A thermometer to check for fever


Antiseptic cream


Antiseptic wipes


A range of bandages, plasters, and dressings for minor cuts, sprains and bruises 


Why should I self-care? 


Keeping yourself fit and healthy can help protect you from illnesses like colds, flu and infections. Making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or losing weight can also decrease your chances of getting a serious illness like cancer or heart disease. By caring for yourself, you’re helping to make sure NHS services are available for those that really need them. 


What if I don’t know if I can self-care? 


Advice is available free 24/7 on 111 and your pharmacist can also provide support and guidance.

Opening Times

 NPMC

Monday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Tuesday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Wednesday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Thursday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Friday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Saturday

8.00am - 12.30pm

Sunday

closed

 NPMC @ Willen

Monday

8.00am 12.00pm - 2.00pm 6.00pm

Tuesday

8.00am 12.00pm - 2.00pm 6.00pm

Wednesday

8.00am 12.00pm - 2.00pm 6.00pm

Thursday

8.00am 12.00pm - 2.00pm 6.00pm

Friday

8.00am 12.00pm - 2.00pm 6.00pm

Saturday

closed

Sunday

closed

 

Pre bookable appointments are available 08:05 to 11:00 and 15:55 to 17:45

 

Saturdays

We provide an extended hours service on a Saturday morning at the Newport Pagnell Medical Center branch.  These are available for pre-bookable appointments only. 

Every Saturday:  08:00-12:00  Doctor available

Three Saturdays per month:  08:15-12:30  Practice Nurse available

One Saturday per month:  08:15-12:30  Healthcare Assistant available

The Medical Centre is open for patients with pre-booked appointments.
WE CANNOT SEE WALK IN PATIENTS OR ANYONE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.

 

If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999

If you have a non-urgent medical concern or are unsure of what to do please call 111 for advice.   There are now links in place with 111 and MKUCS for clinical advice where required to reduce inappropriate demand on other services.

 
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