Can you treat yourself at home?
Many everyday illnesses can be treated at home. These include:
- cough or cold
- upset stomach
- pain or headache
- cuts and grazes
- sore throat (but contact your GP if it lasts for two weeks or more)
Keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet, ensure everything is in date and keep it in a safe place out of the reach of children.
Helpful health information and advice is available from ww.nhs.uk which will help you identify conditions and treatments.
If you have children, the Healthier Together website will help you to decide what to do if your child is unwell. www.what0-18.nhs.uk
Take care of yourself by getting your flu and covid jab and request any repeat medications in plenty of time.
Can you visit a pharmacy for advice?
Pharmacists can offer expert advice on medicines and common health problems which may save you a trip to the GP.
You don't need an appointment, you can speak in private and they will advise you if you need to see a GP. They can help with things like:
- queries about medication dosage, type or suitability plus urgent requests or if related to hospital discharge
- sore eyes (but if this persists go to the optician)
- coughs, cold and flu
- bites, stings, skin conditions and allergies
The nearest pharmacies are:
- Village, 3 Stubbington Green, Fareham PO14 2JQ
- Everetts, Titchfield, PO14 4RU
- Boots, 130-132 High St, Lee-on-The-Solent, PO13 9DD
Do you need an urgent, same day appointment?
There is same day access at the surgery if you require an urgent appointment.
Telephone Stubbington Medical Practice on 01329 664231, the urgent care team list runs from 8:00am to 11:00am and from 2:00pm to 5:15pm. Times may vary depending on demand and clinical safety.
You will be placed on the telephone urgent care team list which means a doctor or nurse will phone you and will provide advice, issue a prescription or make you an appointment.
You will need to make sure you are able to give a telephone number where you can be reached.
Please do not use this service if you are at work or school and cannot receive a call.
Can you wait for a routine GP appointment or advice?
GP routine appointment are bookable weekdays from 8am by calling the practice on 01329 664231 or appointment are released online at 7:00pm 7 days in advance.
You can also use the website to consult with your GP online for any new symptoms, or changes to existing symptoms. Your details will be reviewed by a GP on eConsult, and the surgery will respond by phone, text or email within 48 working hours.
What can the Practice Nurse treat?
Clinics run by nurses include:
- health checks and review clinics for asthma, COPD, cardiac, diabetes
- blood tests, blood pressure (including 24-hour reviews), cardio memos, dopplers, ECG
- well women including pill check, depo, smear
- dietary advice
- injections including prostrap, denosumab, nebido, singles, b12, hepatitis B, childhood immunisations
- suture removal
- compression stocking measurement
Please speak with a receptionist to ensure you are booked for the correct amount of time for your needs, and with an appropriately trained member of the team.
Do you have a minor injury?
Don't go to A&E if you have a minor injury.
The minor injuries unit can help with:
- sprain, strains and broken bones
- wound infections
- minor burns and scalds
- bites and stings
- minor head injuries
- minor eye injuries
- injuries to the back, shoulder or chest
The closest minor injuries units are:
- Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport PO12 3PW
- St Mary's Treatment Centre, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6DW
(St Mary's can see minor illnesses as well as minor injuries)
Can you phone NHS 111 or do you need A&E and to phone 999?
Calling 999 or going to A&E are for critical or life-threatening situations.
A&E provides emergency care for people who are badly injured or show the symptoms of serious illness, such as:
- loss of consciousness
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can't be stopped
- suspected heart attack or stroke
- severe allergic reaction
- suspected sepsis
A&E Department, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, PO6 3LY
Call NHS 111 when you:
- don't know who to call for help
- need information about a health issue
- need help to decide if you need A&E or another urgent care service.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day and you will be helped by a trained adviser who can connect you to a nurse, dentist or GP and send an ambulance if needed.