Self-care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional.
It is recommended when you have a minor condition which doesn't normally need medical care (from a doctor or nurse) or any treatment in order to get better.
The Self Care Forum have produced some useful fact sheets to help guide self-care. Click HERE.
Online help and information
There is a lot of useful health and well-being information available online that can be accessed at any time of day, 7 days a week.
The NHS website has information about health conditions, medicines, general health and well-being, and local NHS services. Click HERE.
Patient.Info also has information about specific health conditions, and advice for general health and well-being. Click HERE.
There is also some self-care information available on a variety of topics in the 'Your Health' section of our website, relating to family health (click HERE), long term conditions (click HERE), and minor illness (click HERE).
Further information on organisations which provide help & support for long term condition management is available on our website under the 'Clinics & Services' tab.
DermDiag is an online self-assessment tool for use with skin rashes or lesions to help you identify a skin condition. Click HERE to find out more.
Please note that this tool does NOT provide medical advice, and is intended for informational purposes only. If you have a skin rash or lesion which is causing you concern, please submit an online consultation to us including photographs by clicking HERE.
Contraception Choices has information about different types of contraception choices which are available. Click HERE to find out more.
Manage my Menopause is a website which helps people experiencing menopause and offers expert advice and information. Click HERE to find out more.
Care Hub is an online directory of services and providers that everyone can access to help improve and support self-care.