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Self-care

Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses and complaints, such as coughs and colds, sore throats, upset stomachs and aches and pains can be treated with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.

Some self-care essentials:

  • Paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Plasters, in a variety of sizes and shapes
  • Rehydration mixtures
  • Cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Indigestion remedies
  • A thermometer
  • Cough medicine
  • Antihistamine medicine

GP Practices and Pharmacies can download self-care campaign assets below. These include:

  • Fact sheets
  • Posters
  • PIP screens
  • Web banners
  • Social media graphics

Download them here

Read the press release (December 2017)

Read the self-care policy (October 2018)

 

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1 Common Lane North
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9BN
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01502 719 500
01502 719 874
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