Self-care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional. If you have a long-term condition, self-care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
Work through the questions via the link below to find the most suitable symptom checker for you.
Once you’ve found the most appropriate symptom checker, you can work through the assessment and receive advice which may include one of the following:
- Self care – advice on how to look after yourself and manage your symptoms
- A call from a nurse or an advisor at 111 (you will get this option if you require further assessment)
- Advice to visit your GP or another healthcare professional
- Urgent instructions, such as call 999 or go to A&E
You can also get advice on dental issues, medicines enquiries, health information and local NHS services.
Visit NHS Health A-Z at :https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/
Visit NHS Online at: https://111.nhs.uk/
You can also get health advice on the NHS App – search trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments. You can also answer questions to get instant advice or medical help near you. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/about-the-nhs-app/
Visit the ORCHA Dorset app & video library https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/digital-health-library
Self Care Week 14-20 November 2022