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Aside from supporting you to choose the right service and manage minor illness, this section invites you to explore how you might be able to help yourself achieve better health and a sense of wellbeing.
Make sure you are choosing the right service to help you get better
Please enquire with your pharmacy first – your local pharmacy can provide a wealth of information, advice and treatment for minor illness. Click the link below for further information.
Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) is following new guidelines set out by NHS England in March 2018, meaning that for many minor short-term health conditions, medicines which are available over the counter will no longer be routinely prescribed.
Following a period of national consultation, NHS England has published new guidance which covers 35 minor, short-term health conditions which are either:
Self-limiting – a condition which doesn’t require any medical advice or treatment as it will clear up on its own, such as sore throats, coughs, colds and viruses.
Suitable for self-care – a minor illness that is suitable for self-care can be treated with items that can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy. For example, these conditions include indigestion, mouth ulcers, warts and verrucae.
The guidance also includes the restriction of vitamins, minerals and probiotics as items of limited clinical effectiveness.
The guidance applies to everyone in Wiltshire, although there are certain scenarios where patients should continue to have their treatments prescribed.
If you would like to refer yourself to physiotherapy, please complete the form below.
Please send the completed form either by:
Post: Physiotherapy Central Booking Department, Chippenham Community Hospital, Rowden Hill, Chippenham SN15 2AJ
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For more information about sexual health, please click the link below to be directed to the Wiltshire Sexual Health website.
Congratulations- you’re pregnant!
Once you are 6 weeks pregnant, please visit Salisbury Maternity Unit’s website (link below) and click the pink ‘register your pregnancy with us’ icon. Fill in your details and the team will be in contact to arrange your booking appointment and scans.
If you have any problems accessing the website, please contact the team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an urgent pregnancy-related issue, please call the Maternity team on 01722 425185
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