If you are suffering from a condition that affects your muscles, joints, or bones, you can now self-refer into NHS MSK (musculoskeletal) services. These include Physiotherapy and Specialist clinics.
Please refer yourself by clicking here to access the referral form or alternatively pick up a paper form from the surgery reception.
If you wish to contact this service, telephone: 0300 303 8063. On calling the service you will be provided with several options which will direct you through to the necessary pathway for referral.
We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.
Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.
Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.
Common ailments that can be self managed :
For children and young people - advice for parents/carers
Below are some additional help sheets for conditions that have been created specifically for parents and carers
Asthma/Wheeze Advice Sheet (for children and young people aged 1 year and older)
Bronchiolitis Advice Sheet (for children younger than 2 years)
Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting Advice Sheet (for children younger than 5 years)
Fever Advice Sheet (for children younger than 5 years)
Head Injury Advice Sheet
Sepsis Advice Sheet (for children younger than 12 years)
Find It Out Centre and Youth Emotional Support Service - for teenagers / young adults
Did you know there is a Find It Out Centre in Horsham for patients aged 16-25 looking for:
- careers advice
- education (access to college prospectuses and help with applications)
- employment and training (how to write a CV or search for jobs or apprenticeships)
- family and relationships (talk through a personal problem or get advice on sex and relationships)
- health advice (diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol)
- housing and homelessness (how to access local housing services)
- advice on how to get legal help and what to do if you are a victim of crime
- personal finance and the benefits you may be entitled to
- access free emotional support from the YES Service
Visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/life/finditout-centres/horsham-finditout-centre/ for more information
Youth Emotional Support (YES) Service - for patients aged 11-18
This is a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support with their well-being. (Note: The referral must be received before the young person turns 18.)
Some of the things they can support you with include:
- your mood
- feeling anxious
- relationship issues
- unhelpful thoughts
- self esteem
- sufficient life event
- anything that might be worrying you.
Visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/health/emotional-wellbeing-and-mental-health/youth-emotional-support-yes-service/ for more information - or contact the Horsham Find It Out Centre above for help booking an appointment with YES.
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Medicine Sick Day Rules
When You Should Stop Taking Your Medication?
When you are unwell with any of the following:
- Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
- Fevers, sweats shaking
Then STOP taking the medicines listed here. Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally). If you are in any doubt, please contact us or your pharmacist.
- ACE Inhibitors: Medicine names ending in 'pril' e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
- ARBs: Medicine names ending in 'sartan' e.g. losartan, candesartan, valsartan
- NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory pain killers e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
- Diuretics: Sometimes called 'water pills' e.g. furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
- Metformin: A medicine for diabetes
Pan – Sussex Children and Young People and Family Eating Disorder Service launched
They will accept referrals for children and young people age 10 – 18 years old who are resident in Sussex and are registered with a GP in Sussex.
The service will offer comprehensive assessment, treatment and managed discharge for the following
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder including binge eating disorder
The service will operate 7 days a week and you can self-refer by calling 01444 472670 or 07391 010452 (Out of office hours).
Youth Emotional Support (YES)
The YES service offers a voluntary service for young people aged 11-18 years that helps them to identify, acknowledge and work through difficulties they may be facing that are having a negative impact on their emotional wellbeing.
The YES service is aimed at young people aged 11 - 18 years who are finding the challenges of adolescence too much to manage and are presenting behaviours such as:
- Self harming
- Low Mood
- Difficult relationships at home and with friends
- Anger issues
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Feeling life is not worth living
- Disengagement from participation and education
- Difficulty with eating and weight
- Concerns regarding Sexual Exploitation
For further information go to www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/YES.
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