Self Care Resources & Guidance

Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of another or with others; in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.


Pharmacies will help manage minor ailments and common conditions, by the provision of advice and where appropriate, the sale of medicines, including dealing with referrals from NHS 111. Records will be kept where the pharmacist considers it relevant to the care of the patient.



Pharmacists have a increasingly important role in supporting patients with minor ailments, common conditions and providing advice on self care to patients especially in light of increased pressures on GP practices and emergency services

People have a key role in protecting their own health, choosing appropriate treatments and managing long-term conditions. Self-management is a term used to include all the actions taken by people to recognise, treat and manage their own health. They may do this independently or in partnership with the healthcare system.

Reference guide for pharmacists

Website links

Key Resources

Below is a list of resources that can be printed  to be given to patients to support self care

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