Selfcare Week 2014 17 – 23 November

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Active & Supportive Communities, Home Page, Information & Advice | 0 comments

People can often take care of themselves when they have common symptoms such as sore throats, coughs etc by using over-the-counter medicines. The same is true for long term conditions where people often self-manage without intervention from a health professional.

Despite people’s willingness to initially self-treat, there are still 57 million GP consultations a year for minor ailments at a total cost to the NHS of £2 billion, which takes up, on average, an hour a day for every GP.

The Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group we will be promoting the importance of self-care and encouraging communities to make empowered decisions around their health.
If you would like to help us raise awareness of self-care in your lorganisation or community please contact Rob at / 01384 321297
To find out more about selfcare please visit : or click here

Source: Dudley CCG July Engagement Newsletter



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