Self Care and Help

Hayfever - Self care

Please see information below for self help on managing hay fever.

Hay Fever Self Care

Self Care For Minor Ailments 

After talking to patients  about over the counter medicines for minor conditions and understanding their experiences, the local Clinical Commissioning Group is asking GPs to no longer prescribe medicines on prescription for the short term treatment of minor ailments, low does vitamin D supplements for prevention of deficiency and some specialised infant formulas. Patients will be asked to purchase them over the counter instead at the local pharmacy. 

Community Pharmacists are best placed to help and advise people about suitable treatment for minor conditions. They are a great source of information, advice and guidance and you can buy your medicines cheaply and easily for minor conditions. The pharmacist will check the medicine is appropriate for you and your health problem. They will ask questions to ensure there is no reason why you should not use the medicine.

However if you are worried or your symptoms get worse or persist you can still make an appointment to see your GP.

By visiting your pharmacy you will help to free up valuable GP and nurse time, which can be used to deal with more complex or serious health needs. 


Visit the links below to see if you can self help or get more inspired to live well.  

We want you to be pro-active about taking care and staying in good health, so we've added the links for Live Well and Wellbeing sections too, so please do check them out, get inspired and share with others!

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Patient information leaflets - click on the relevant leaflets below;

Achilles Tendinopathy patient information leaflet

Back pain patient information leaflet

Foot pain patient information leaflet

Golfers Elbow patient information leaflet

Groin Pain patient information leaflet

Hip osteoarthritis patient information leaflet

Knee pain patient information leaflet

Neck pain patient information leaflet

Plantar Fasciitis patient information leaflet

Shoulder pain patient information leaflet

Tennis Elbow patient information leaflet


When the practice is closed and you feel you need urgent medical advice or help that is not an emergency call 111.  Visit for more information.

Staywell- NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Services and guidance for choosing the right one.


Markfield Medical Centre

24 Chitterman Way



LE67 9WU

01530 249461



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