Learn how to take care of your health for life

Learn how to take care of your health for life


Learn how to take care of your health for life 

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, to help you become better equipped to take control of your health for life.

Children’s health: How to take care of common childhood illnesses such as coughs and colds, fever, upset tummies, rashes and bumps, bruises and falls.

Older people: As we age, it becomes more important to take care of ourselves to prevent us from becoming unwell, particularly over the winter. Advice about keeping warm, preventing slips, trips and falls and generally staying healthy.

Caring for others:  Advice for you if you look after someone on a daily basis, who wouldn’t cope without your help. If you’re a carer, make sure you tell your GP and that you get the support you need to look after your own health too, not just the person you care for. 

Long term conditions and mental health:  If you have a long term condition, it is very important to stay on top of things to prevent the condition from getting worse. Advice on how to do this, as well as how to maximise your mental wellbeing.

We’re also encouraging everyone to sign up to the Summary Care Record. If you need medical help outside of your GP Practice’s normal working hours, the information in your health record will help health professionals to make the most informed decisions about your care.

Taking care of coughs and colds:  A significant proportion of GP time is taken up with common winter viruses, such as coughs, colds and sore throats. We’ve got lots of tips on how to take care of winter bugs at home, how to prevent the spread of infection and when you might need to seek further help.

Keep antibiotics working: Advice on why we need to limit our use of antibiotics for minor health conditions, so that they will continue to be effective against serious illnesses. Antibiotics will not cure common winter bugs, so we’re asking everyone not to pressure their GP to prescribe them.