Alternatives to Visiting the Surgery

 

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Minor Ailments and Conditions

You can get rapid advice and treatment from your local pharmacy. The pharmacist can prescribe medicines for the following conditions (normal charges and exemptions apply):

  • Earache
  • Teething and nappy rash
  • Threadworms
  • Hay fever
  • Athlete's foot
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rashes, impetigo
  • Eye infections
  • Cold sores and mouth ulcers
  • Coughs, colds, sore throats, blocked nose
  • Thrush and uncomplicated urinary tract infections

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Find your nearest pharmacist

 

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Babies, Children & Parenting

If you already have a named health visitor you can go straight to them for advice and guidance on issues such as:

  • Growth and development of your child
  • Childhood conditions, allergies and infections
  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and weaning
  • Teething
  • Post-natal depression and parental mental and physical health
  • Child behaviour issues eg sleeping, eating, tantrums
  • Support with parenting, family health and relationships
  • Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00 Phone: 01235 816325
 

Community Nursing Support

If you are a housebound patient you can get direct help with:

  • Wound care
  • End of life care
  • Continence assessment
  • Equipment assessment
  • Care at home after hospital discharge
  • Call the District Nurse team on: 01235 512799

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Minor Injuries: adults and children aged 3+

 Minor injury units (MIUs) are able to help if you suffer:

  • Foreign bodies e.g splinters
  • Minor head injuries 
  • Muscle or joint injury, sprain, strain
  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Broken bone / fracture
  • Cuts, grazes, wounds
  • Skin complaint - insect/animal/human bite or sting
  • Localised allergic reactions and infections
  • Minor eye injuries and infections
  • Emergency contraception

Contact your nearest MIU: Marcham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1AG. Telephone: 01235 205700

 

Mental Wellbeing Concerns

Organisations that can help can be found here 

Psychological support for adults can be provided by TalkingSpace without needing a referral: Telephone: 01865 901222

 

Sexual health advice & treatments

Telephone: 01865 231231

Visit the Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service

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Services provided include:

  • Information and advice on sexual health
  • Testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Screening for infections and support after sexual assault / rape
  • HIV/AIDS advice and testing
  • Contraception, including emergency contraception
  • Condoms

Under 25s Sexual Health Service

 

Social Services

For support with Care, Occupational Therapy and Dementia advice issues contact Social Services:  Telephone: 0845 050 7666

 

Life-Threatening Conditions

Always dial 999 for life-threatening conditions such as:

  • Severe chest pain
  • Severe difficulty breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Severe loss of blood
  • Severe burns or scalds
  • Choking
  • Suspected stroke
  • Fitting or concussion
  • Drowning
  • Severe allergic reactions

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