Self Help

Welcome to the Self Help Section of Brixton Hill Group Practice. Did you know that around 80% of all care in the UK is self-care? Majority of people feel confident managing everyday minor ailments like coughs and colds themselves, particularly when they recognise the symptoms and have successfully used over-the-counter medicine before.

This self-care approach not only empowers individuals but also reduces the burden on GP consultations, allowing healthcare professionals to focus on higher-risk patients, managing long-term conditions, and providing essential services. By utilising resources more efficiently, we can allocate funds where they’re most needed, ultimately improving health outcomes.

Here, you’ll discover a wealth of information, resources, and tools to support you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing minor ailments, accessing care when necessary and making self-referrals. From practical tips on nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction to guidance on self-management of common health conditions, our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about your health.

You can also find more valuable resources in the sections below including making self referrals and support advice whilst you await hospital consultation, treatment or surgery.

For more information on how to care for yourself and how to identify when you need medical attention visit the South East London ICS Self Care website.