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Patient self care

Ear Syringing and Ear Care

Guidance shows that using olive oil or a bulb syringe from your community pharmacist can unblock ears without the need for full ear syringing. We have taken available information to produce this leaflet to help you self care at home.

Ear Syringing Guide for Patients

Hay fever

Hay fever is a common condition affecting around 1 in 5 people in the UK. The severity of symptoms can vary, some people need medication to manage their symptoms and others can manage their condition by avoiding triggers.

If treatment is needed a wide range of medicines can be purchased from your community pharmacy without seeing a doctor. The treatments are also cheaper than paying for a prescription. 

More advice on treating hay fever is available on the NHS Choices website:

Check your own Blood Pressure 

It is important to be aware of your blood pressure because the higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of potential health problems in the future.
You can now check your own blood pressure at Battle Health Centre using our new blood pressure machine which can be found in reception along with a step by step guide on how to do this. 

Mental Health Self Referral

We all go through low points at times in our lives and it is not unusual to experience symptoms such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Health in Mind is a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing these kinds of emotional or psychological difficulties.

They offer a variety of treatment options all at a time or location convenient to you.

Whether it is 1:1 treatment, guided self help, educational courses or online treatment, their skilled therapists provide the support you need to feel positive and in control once again.

Don't delay, get in touch with them today.

To access the service, contact them directly on the details below.

Call 0300 00 30 130

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Just found out you are pregnant?

You can self-refer and book to see a midwife directly without needing to see your GP. Complete the referral form here and your Community Midwife will be in touch. 

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you'll find detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore on the NHS Website. Find out more.

Falls prevention

Are you at risk of falls? East Sussex County Council have a useful guide to reducing your risk of falls and provide help and support. Find out more. 

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