Be Self-Care Aware
Looking after yourself to improve/maintain health
Why is self care good for people?
Empowering people with the confidence and information to look after themselves when they can, and visit the GP when they need to, gives people greater control of their own health and encourages healthy behaviours that help prevent ill health in the long-term. In many cases people can take care of their minor ailments, reducing the number of GP consultations and enabling GPs to focus on caring for higher risk patients, such as those with comorbidities, the very young and elderly, managing long-term conditions and providing new services.
More cost-effective use of stretched NHS resources allows money to be spent where it’s most needed and improve health outcomes. Furthermore, increased personal responsibility around healthcare helps improve people’s health and wellbeing and better manage long-term conditions when they do develop. This will ultimately ensure the long-term sustainability of the NHS.
Please click the links below to for information and advice on how you can be more self-care aware:
Acne / Spots
Cough in Adults
Fever in Children
Heartburn and Indigestion
Low Back Pain
Middle ear infection
Sprains and Strains
Urine Symptoms in Men
There are also a number of very useful self-help guides cover a range of mental health issues, providing you with practical advice and support.
Please click here to view the booklets in several formats.
Not find what you were looking for? - There is a wealth of information available on the NHS Choices website. Please click here and look for the condition you would like to know more about.