Many patients visit their GP or A&E department with minor illnesses which could have been treated by self care with advice from their pharmacist.
Use the high street health expert - your pharmacist
Your local pharmacist can give you friendly, expert advice on self care and where appropriate over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common illnesses and minor ailments.
Find more information on how your pharmacy can help here
Be prepared - stock up your medicine cabinet now!
To support self care at home you can ensure your medicine cabinet is well-stocked with essential medicines.
Find more information on what medicines to keep at home and in your first aid kit here
Self-help guides - get the fact sheets
You can find guidance to help you take care of the most common ailments in a series of fact sheets available from the Self Care Forum. These provide useful facts about your condition, what you can expect to happen, how to help yourself, when you should see your GP and where to find out more information.
Click to download any of the fact sheets below:
low back pain
heartburn and indigestion
fever in children
headache and migraine
sprains and strains
otitis media (middle ear infection)
urine symptoms in men
Self Care Student's App
Find more information on the Self Care Forum's Patient Portal
You can find more information on on how you can self care at home on the Self Care Forum's Patient Portal