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Sheringham Medical Practice

Sheringham Medical Practice

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Your GP surgery can provide a huge range of advice, examinations, treatment, vaccinations, prescriptions and other routine healthcare.

But did you know there are lots of other local NHS services that you can also go directly to for help?


Self Care & Local Pharmacies


The first option is self care—many minor illnesses can be treated with rest and a well stocked medicines cabinet at home.  Make sure you have your regular medicines, plasters, medicines for coughs and colds, re-hydration sachets etc. 

You can also get rapid advice and treatment from your Local Pharmacy.  The pharmacist may be able to provide medicines for these conditions (normal charges and exemptions apply).

Ear ache                       

Athletes foot


Nappy rash   


Eye infections               

Cold sores, mouth ulcers


Skin rashes, impetigo

Coughs, colds, sore throats, blocked nose

Thrush & uncomplicated urinary tract infections


Local Pharmacies:        

Lloyds Pharmacy—823128

Boots Pharmacy—824070

Pharmacy opening hours can be found on the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk


Remember the NHS 111 Service is for URGENT problems only—can it wait until the morning?  If not call 111.


Minor Injuries Unit or Walk In Centre


If you need to be seen immediately but do not have a serious illness or injury, you can access


The Minor Injuries Unit , Cromer


Tel  01263 513571


The Walk In Centre,  Rouen House, Norwich


Tel 01603 677500.


Both are open 365 days a year.




Don’t forget: Always dial 999 for life threatening conditions such as

  • Severe chest pain
  • Choking
  • Severe difficulty breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Severe loss of blood
  • Severe scald or burns
  • Suspected stroke
  • Fitting or concussion
  • Drowning
  • Severe allergic reaction

Other Local NHS Services


Babies, children & parenting

You can go straight to your named health visitor for advice and guidance on issues such as

  • Growth and development of your baby/child
  • Childhood conditions, allergies and infections
  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and weaning
  • Teething
  • Post-natal depression and parental mental and physical health
  • Child behaviour issues eg sleeping, eating, tantrums
  • Support with parenting, family health and relationships

Phone Just One Number on  0300 300 0123

or call 01263 710587



Sexual health advice & treatments


You can get help if you have concerns or:

  • Need contraceptive advice and implants
  • Need tests for sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Have symptoms such as vaginal discharge

These clinics are at iCash, Norwich.  Tel  0300 300 3030



Community Nursing support


If you are a housebound patient on the North Norfolk District Nurse caseload, you can get direct help with:

Wound care End of life care

Continence assessment

Equipment assessment

Care at home after hospital discharge

Call Singlepoint on (01692) 408079—available 24/7





You can refer yourself for podiatry if you have any of the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Poor circulation
  • Heart Condition
  • Arthritis
  • A disability

Please call 01603 776776 or pick up a podiatry Assessment form from reception at the surgery


Eye Conditions (MECS Service)


If you have any of the eye conditions mentioned below you can be seen at an opticians


  • Red eye(s) or eyelids
  • Dry or gritty uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Recent, significant, sticky discharge from the eye(s)
  • Recently occuring flashes or floaters
  • Ingrowing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision (partial or total) to one eye or both eyes
  • Foreign body in the eye

For more information regarding the MECS service and to see what opticians you can see locally please click on this link




Living Well Service


Please click here for information on the Living Well Service


The Norfolk Deaf Association


(NDA) is a leading local charity solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with all degrees of hearing loss by promoting better awareness and understanding of the issues affecting the hard of hearing.


The many services they offer include:

  • NEW Aural Care Service
  • Hearing Support Service (home visits, mobile & community-based clinics)
  • Assistive Listening Technology Clinics
  • Befriending service (one-to-one & group support)
  • Tinnitus Support Group
  • NNUH Audiology Clinics


They also offer Hearing Loss Awareness Training and British Sign Language courses.


They are here to help the Norfolk community, the key objective is to provide high quality information, support, awareness and communication services. Please click this link for more information: https://www.norfolkdeaf.org.uk/



More help and advice of self care can be found by clicking on the links below:



Who to contact when you feel unwell and need medical advice



Click on the following links below for various self care information sheets






Please click on the hyperlink below for information regarding blood pressure




Self-care Slide show


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