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Things You Can Do For Yourself

Online Access

Saltley and Fernbank Medical Practice now offers online access to all patients. This allows you to access your medical records as and when you wish, to book appointments online, to request repeat medications online, and to update your contact details with the Practice. It is a very useful resource and might help to improve your access to appointments and the Practice. We encourage all our patients to use online access.

In order to arrange this, you can attend either site in person and speak to the receptionists who will be happy to help you, or you can visit the Patient Access website here.

Self Care

There are some cases or conditions where it is not always necessary for you to see your GP. In these cases, patients are encouraged to "self care". Further information on what kinds of conditions this may include, and on how best to care for yourself in these cases can be found at the Self Care Forum website.

Some leaflets related to self care:

Some fact sheets relating to common conditions and how to self care and when you should seek medical treatment:

Resources to help you manage joint pains

The following pamphlets are all publications from Arthritis UK (see the Useful Links page on this website for further information).

Foot pain exercises (PDF, 692KB)

Shoulder pain exercises (PDF, 526KB)

Elbow pain exercises (PDF, 6.26MB)

Neck pain exercises (PDF, 538KB)

Knee pain exercises (PDF, 514KB)

Back pain exercises (PDF, 385KB)

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