Our self-help guides are designed to help everyone assess their symptoms and find out what they should do next.

Video demonstration

Watch our short video demonstrating how to use our self-help guides.

What are self-help guides?

If it's not a medical emergency and you're unsure about what to do next, our self-help guides can suggest next steps to deal with your health situation

As part of the NHS inform website, the guides can signpost you to health information or sources of help through Scotland's Service Directory.

The guides cover some of the most popular topics that people call our 111 service about.

We have several self-help guides on NHS inform for a variety of symptoms such as:

Who can benefit from our self-help guides?

Our guides are for anyone looking for tailored guidance on common ailments and treatments. We also have a guide for fever in babies that parents can complete.

The guides aren't intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

Where can you find them?

You can only use our self-help guides on NHS inform or by downloading our self-help guide app.
Check out our self-help guides