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Diarrhoea

Who do I see?

Self-care / Community Pharmacy / GP if persists or concerns

Advice:

Diarrhoea affects most people from time to time and is usually nothing to worry about. Although it can be distressing and unpleasant, it normally clears up in a few days to a week. Normally, with the right advice people can manage this safely at home.

Complete the self-help guide at the NHS Inform link below – this can help you recognise when you might need to seek further advice. You can get also get help and advice from your local community pharmacy.

If you need to seek further advice, please submit an online medical consultation request for the Urgent Medical Problem Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. You will get a same-day response usually by telephone or a time to attend the surgery for further assessment and examination.

For ongoing looser stools that have persisted for several weeks (usually without any signs of infection or fever) please submit an online medical consultation request for the GP Clinical Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. We will respond usually with an offer of an appointment with a GP or other suitable clinician to assess your problem further.

Further information about diarrhoea available from NHS inform

If you cannot use the online service please call us on 0345 337 1120 and a member of the care navigation team will help you.