Selfcare Week 2014 17 – 23 November
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 Robert.Franklin@dudleyccg.nhs.uk / 01384 321297
To find out more about selfcare please visit : www.selfcareforum.org or click here
Source: Dudley CCG July Engagement Newsletter