NHS structures and a risk-averse culture are among the barriers to more self care, says the PAGB.
On average, adults experience two or three colds a year, so it's important that pharmacy staff know how to advise customers.
How does the NHS Long Term Plan fit with calls for greater investment in self care – and what role can community pharmacy play?
Some 71 per cent of people think there should be better education around self-treatable conditions and relevant services.
The country needs Self Care Communities if we are to make real progress on improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities, the inaugural Self Care Summit concluded.
Self care is the topic of the moment and pharmacies can help protect the health of their communities.
A vitamin D factsheet – the first in a new range from the Self Care Forum – has been launched during Self Care Week to highlight why nutrition is important in self care.
Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers.
The PABG has called for national strategy for self care, whilst creating a culture where people feel empowered to look after their health and wellbeing.
Grumbling about our aches and pains is a British trope, but our chair-bound lifestyles are creating an epidemic of pain that is sweeping the nation.
The 19th annual Self Care Conference focused on how to engage and empower people to embrace self care and considered community pharmacy’s role in this, as well as what more needs to be done.
Self Care Week returns this November and there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies to get involved in.
Some £22.5 million could be saved in Manchester each year if self care policies were put in place, so says a new PAGB green paper.
Improving health literacy with simpler health information could support self care, suggests a new survey by RB
Almost half of Britons wouldn't visit a pharmacy first for advice on treating common ailments, finds a new report for Self Care Week
Non-communicable diseases are a huge challenge in the UK, which is why prevention is so important, said Gul Root, PHE, at the Self Care conference.
NHS England says health literacy is one of the areas we need to make national progress on, at this year's Self Care conference.
“Pharmacy is an unrecognised and under-utilised place in people’s self care journey,” said pharmacist Reena Barai at this year's Self Care conference.
Nearly half of the UK population expects to have to pay for some NHS services in the future, reveals new survey from Bayer.
Community pharmacy needs a new model of care and a plan for delivering it, argues New NHS Alliance.