From 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be dissolved, and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will take over the responsibility for NHS functions and budgets. We will become part of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB. You can continue to use this website to find the information you need, which remains relevant for the Hull area.

Self Care

Common illnesses should be treated at home

Illness such as:

  • coughs and colds
  • sprains and strains
  • sore throat
  • back pain
  • earache
  • constipation
  • headache
  • heartburn and indigestion

Treat yourself at home with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and first aid kit. Stock up on things like:

  • Paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen
  • Cold and flu tablets
  • Plasters
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Sore throat & cough lozenges
  • Antiseptic cream

Most minor illnesses will improve on their own and it’s worth remembering that antibiotics cannot cure a cold or the flu. If your illness doesn’t improve, speak to a pharmacist or contact NHS 111.

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