More needs to be done to support people to enable them to better look after their own health. Empowering individuals to self care has many benefits for their short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer.
Helping people to look after their own health, and their family’s health also helps to manage demand on all health services.
A RCGP Leaflet ‘Help your GP to help you’, which explains what you can do to ensure you get the best possible care out of your appointment. https://www.which.co.uk/news/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/patient-leaflet.pdf
Useful links for further information
Self Care Forum – http://www.selfcareforum.org/
NHS Website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust – one of the largest mental health and disability trusts in England. We provide mental health, learning disability and neurological care for people across the north of England as well as some national specialist services. – self help guides
NHS North Cumbria – Health Builders – Advice and Guidance for Children
Patient.info symptom checker – Self-help guides for most minor illness
NHS Website – NHS Live Well
Treat yourself better website – Treat yourself better website
Stay Well this Winter website – Stay Well this Winter