Ashburton Surgery

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Coronavirus

If you are experiencing a dry cough, fever or difficulty breathing and have returned from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus please DO NOT go to your GP surgery or hospital, stay indoor, call 111 and avoid close contact with other people.  

If you have been to Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days - stay indoors and contact 111 even if you do not have symptoms.

Pain

Often, chronic pain is an illness in its own right, due to a fault or malfunction in the body's pain system. You may have a painful diagnosed condition such as arthritis or diabetes nerve pain. Or, you may have a painful condition that medical science doesn't fully understand, such as long-term back pain.

Whatever the cause of your pain, it's important that doctors and other clinicians take you and your pain seriously. That's because pain is a complicated, hard-to-treat problem, and the answer may not necessarily always be stronger and stronger painkillers.