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Self Care & Medication

There are a range of self care leaflets that have been designed to enable you to proactively look after yourself and/or your family. 

Please also review our self-referral page under further information, or click here

Self care leaflets can be found on our CCG website

The topics included are:


Coughs and Colds



Ear ache (Otitis media)

Fever in children

Heartburn and Indigestion


Sore Throats

Sprains and strains

Urine symptoms in men

Medications - Can you buy some of your medications over the counter?

Here is the CCG policy on when we would hope you will buy medication over the counter, rather than requesting it from your GP.  Please click here to access this document

Please click here for the self care factsheet for over the counter medication

Pelvic Floor Exercises

A pelvic floor exercise video has been developed for all patients who either are incontinent or are vulnerable to the problem of incontinence. This group include antenatal mums, post natal mums, post-menopausal women, anyone with chronic constipation or a chronic cough and any women undergoing pelvic floor surgery or who does a lot of lifting within their work. Please click here to be taken to the Cambridge University Hospitals website to view this video.

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