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 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

self-care-guide-for-gps-and-pharmacies 

Self Care Guidance for minor ailments. Final Version 1.0 (1) GP and Pharmacist reference guide  ( complete reference guide produced by west Leicestershire ccg)

Self Care Information minor illnesses in children  Children update complete guide 86 pages

Website links

http://www.selfcareforum.org/

https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/self-care-week-2018/

https://www.nhs.uk/ ( NHS choices)

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/   ( resources and information for healthy lifestyles)

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

170509-SCF-Fact-Sheet-No-1-Back-Pain-v101

2-Eczema

3-Heartburn-and-indigestion

4-Fever-in-Children

5-Constipation

6-Headache

7-Cough

8-Acne

9-Sprains-and-strains

20131030-SCF-Fact-Sheet-No-11-Otitis-Media-v1-final 20131030-

SCF-Fact-Sheet-No-12-Common-Cold-v1-final

 Posters and promotional material

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self care week Poster1-without-SCW-logo

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Training Resources 

https://www.cppe.ac.uk/news/a/335/guide%20for%20rcgp%20self%20care%20for%20minor%20ailments%20course  ~( RCGP e-course)

https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/minor   ( links to all training and education workshops, elearning and other resources)

https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/respmin-p-03/   ( common clinical conditions and minor ailments 8h training CPPE)

13373_minorailments CPPEPharmacist Training Guide




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