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With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Patients are being asked to adopt a new three-step 'mantra' to help relieve pressures on GP services this winter. The Royal College of GPs' '3 before GP' refers to three questions patients should ask themselves before booking an appointment with their GP: Can I . . .
1. Self-care ?
2. Use NHS Choices or similar reputable websites/resources?
3. Seek advice/treatment via a pharmacist?
The College hopes that this simple slogan will encourage patients to think hard about whether they need to see a GP during another busy winter period for general practice – or if they can deal with the problem in a different way. Workload has increased by 16% in general practice over the last seven years, but the number of GPs has not risen with demand.
GPs are now offering more consultations than ever before, with more than 1 million patients seen across the UK every day - but recent RCGP analysis shows that, by 2020, patients will be waiting for an appointment with a GP or practice nurse on 100 million occasions.
Research by the Primary Care Foundation in 2015 claimed that 27% of GP consultations were potentially avoidable. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs are under immense pressures all year round, but, as we know, the colder months bring additional challenges.
"Not being able to get an appointment is frustrating for both patients and GPs, but there are a variety of alternatives to consider first and I would encourage patients with more minor illnesses to think hard about whether they actually need to see a GP.
"The '3 before GP' mantra is a simple and easy way to help reduce the strain on general practice, and we hope it will enable GPs to spend more time with patients who have complex health issues and are most in need of our expert help."
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Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group are encouraging local people to follow eight simple steps to help them stay well over the winter months, as part of the national awareness week for Self Care. Click here for tips and ideas on staying warm and well over the winter months and festive period.
Healthier Together is a website with resources aimed at Parents and Carers as well as Healthcare Professionals. It offers advice and information from pregnancy through childhood to teenage years including weaning, illnesses, medication, keeping your child safe and well plus tips for dealing with challenging behavour and a child who is struggling emotionally. It is also available as an app so download it to your smart phone or tablet for advice at your fingertips.
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Not sure whether your child is well enough for school? Click here for guidance on when to send your child or keep them home.
Not sure what to do when your child is unwell? Download the free HandiApp for expert advice, guidance and support on the most common childhood illnesses. Developed by paediatric consultants, it gives parents access to home care plans as well as primary care and hospital clinical guidelines.
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(Site updated 14/02/2018)