Self Care Week 12th -16th November 2018
Please find lots of helpful information to help you look after yourself and your condition.
There are lots of activities that are taking place in Bradford during this week please click on the link below
To support self-care, the CCGs have recently launched https://bradfordandcraven.orcha.co.uk/ a site aimed at helping patients and health and care professionals to find the best and safest health and care apps.
With almost 350,000 of these apps on the market, and plenty of ambiguity around which ones are good, this is a really valuable resource for both encouraging self-care, and protecting our patients. Visitors to the site can search for key words / conditions, or filter by key criteria that are important to them such as the target age of the app, or if it is free, has in app purchases (i.e. a basic level of functionality with the invitation to 'buy' more), or needs to be paid for.
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment.
It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.
Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.
Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.
Common ailments that can be self managed :