For advice about minor ailments
You don’t always need an appointment with your G.P.
If you are unsure, the following may guide you to obtaining the right care :
http://www.rightcare4u.org.uk or download the
http://harrow.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk app onto your smartphone or tablet.
There are helpful self-care resources on www.nhschoices.uk or http://www.harrowccg.nhs.uk/self-care
When should I worry? http://whenshouldiworry.com has a useful table of common symptoms and how long they commonly take to improve.
Your local Pharmacist is trained to offer advice on self care with minor health problems (e.g. viral coughs and colds, upset stomachs, simple aches and pains, hayfever, simple eye infections, verrucae, headlice, fungal foot infections, emergency contraception). They will know when medical help is needed and direct you to your doctor.
For children under 5 years old, community Health Visitors are can advise you on simple issues regarding your child's development such as feeding/ sleeping/ behaviour problems.
Dental services are not covered by GPs and emergency dental advice is available locally -see this link:
Stress management and counselling resources are available by self-referral locally: