If you are feeling unwell and want to find out more about your condition and how you can manage it yourself, please use the websites below which contain lots of information about common conditions and their management:

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The links and tools below will help you with finding out more information about particular symptoms and conditions, and also support you with self-managing your healthcare difficulties or condition.

Please note, the medical information on this website, and on any sites linked to from this website, gives general advice only and SHOULD NOT be used as a substitute for the personal advice patients receive when consulting a GP.

If you have any concerns about your health, would like to see your GP or a specialist service please call us on 0118 984 2234. Please see here for the services we provide at The Boathouse Surgery.

See here for information about emergencies and out of hours services.

Other Useful Links

Please note, the medical information on this website, and on any sites linked to from this website, gives general advice only and SHOULD NOT be used as a substitute for the personal advice patients receive when consulting a GP.

  • NHS Choices:  The NHS Choices website provides information about conditions and treatments, services near you, care and support, health news, healthy living, online clinics and your rights in the NHS.
  • Patient.co.uk: Here you can find lots of information and leaflets about different conditions. You can also use their interactive symptom checker and get advice on your symptoms.

This is the national service for patients to choose their place, date and time for their outpatient appointment in a hospital or clinic and book their appointment.

Right Care aims to maximise the value patient’s derive from their own care and treatment and the value the whole population derives from the investment in their healthcare.

Shared Decision Making is a process in which patients are encouraged by their health professional to actively participate in selecting the most appropriate health treatment or care management option for their individual needs and preferences. Also see our page on Shared Decision Making and Self Management.

Provides free information, advice and support for unpaid carers.

Antibiotics are important medicines. They help fight infections that are caused by bacteria. Antibiotic resistance (when an antibiotic is no longer effective) is a major problem. It is one of the most significant threats to patients’ safety in Europe. Antibiotic resistance is driven by overusing antibiotics and prescribing them inappropriately.

Please see our self-management page for more specific information about conditions and difficulties and their management, and local services for particular health conditions or difficulties.