Self Care Week 2017

Learn how to stay well for life this Self Care Week
(13th to 19th November 2017)

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is launching a campaign this Self-Care Week  which runs from 13th to 19th November 2017.

How often have you gone to your GP for help with a minor illness or looking for some reassurance? In many cases you are more capable than you might think, of taking care of your illness independently, perhaps you just lack the confidence to do so.We want to help build your confidence in preventing and treating minor illnesses yourself.

We’ve brought together a full range of videos, factsheets and information, all in one easy place on this website, so that you can start to take control of your own health, both now and for the rest of your life..

Self-Care Week, which forms part of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland winter plan, will feature a different topic on each day.

Follow the campaign on Twitter @StayWellLLR and Facebook (Page: Stay well Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland). Look for the hashtag #StayWellLLR

What if I do need medical advice?

If your illness does not improve or gets worse, your GP practice should be your next port of call. However, if it is just some advice or reassurance that you need, NHS 111 is on hand 24 hours a day to advise you on how to look after you illness, make referrals or book appointments at any health services that are necessary. If your condition is really serious, they can even arrange for an ambulance if needed. Many patients struggle to work out which health service they should use. NHS 111 takes all that guess work away and will tell you which service you need.