Stay Well This Winter Campaign (BBC News / NHS England / PHE)

Summary

A campaign backed by NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) offers suggestions, particularly for the vulnerable and elderly, to help them “stay well” during the winter and thereby reduce avoidable demand on GP services and A&E. The official website, Stay Well This Winter, is intended for the whole population. It provides advice for people aged over 65, for carers and for those with long-term conditions.

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Over-65s advised to eat hot meals to cope with winter. London: BBC Health News, November 7th 2016.

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National NHS campaign urges people to stay well this winter. [Online]: NHS England, November 7th 2016.

Possibly also of interest, the Local Government Association has recently advised using pharmacies and / or NHS websites, instead of attending GPs, for minor conditions and illnesses.

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Don’t go to GP with runny nose, councils urge the sick. [Earlier title = Simple self-care measures could end millions of unnecessary GP visits every year, says the LGA]. London: BBC Health News, November 5th 2016.

Sore Throat Test and Treat: Pharmacy Service

Sore throat sufferers are encouraged to visit their pharmacy, instead of their GP, for the Sore Throat Test and Treat service to determine whether their illness is caused by a virus (where drugs would not help) or a bacterial infection.

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Sore throat sufferers urged to take pharmacy test. London: BBC Health News, November 12th 2016.

The Sore Throat Test and Treat service is one of eight further health innovations joining NHS Innovation Accelerator scheme:

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NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens welcomes eight health innovations joining NHS Accelerator. London: NHS England, November 14th 2016.

More on the Importance of Self-Care

An explanation of the self-care continuum:

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Take care of yourself this winter – Professor Jane Cummings. London: NHS England, November 14th 2016.

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Use the high street health expert – your pharmacist. [Online]: NHS England, November 14th 2016.

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