Ilkeston Health Centre South Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5PZ  | Tel: 0115 932 2933

Self Help Information

Please click on any of the links below (highlighted in a blue font) for further detailed information

Cough, Cold, Earache, Sore Throat

Children: ‘When Should I Worry?’ is a booklet developed by researchers at Cardiff University. It provides information for parents about the management of respiratory tract infections (coughs, colds, sore throats, and ear aches) in children

Adults: Get Well Soon Without Antibiotics – information in English ਪੰਜਾਬੀ پنجابی Español हिंदी اردو ગુજરાતી Polski Français
and other languages

NHS Shared Decision Making Tools

can help you and your doctor decide on the best treatment for:-

  • Acne
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gallstones
  • Glue Ear
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing
  • Recurrent Sore Throat
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stable Angina
  • Stroke Prevention for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

and many other conditions

Ottawa Hospital, Canada provides a search facility of its database of patient decision aids

Expert Patients Programme

We offers a free 6 week course called the Expert Patients Programme for anyone living with any long term health condition. The Expert Patients Programme offers a tool-kit of techniques that support people with all kinds of long term health conditions, improving your quality of life, helping you to manage your condition better on a daily basis and increasing your confidence

As a participant, you will learn how to:

  • Manage fatigue, sleep, pain, anger and depression
  • Set goals and make action plans
  • Problem solve
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Manage your emotions and daily activities
  • Manage relationships with family, friends, work colleagues and health care professionals
  • Understand the importance of exercise and healthy eating plus many more

To book directly, please click on the blue link above for more information –

– Or email: eccg.aitune@nhs.net – Or telephone: 0115 855 42 50