Self Care Resources

Self Care Resources

November 16, 2018

Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and 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 an 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:

Below is a list of resources that can be printed and given to patients to support self care and use in your pharmacy:

Posters and promotional material:

Training Resources:


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