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NHS shares top tips for taking care of common childhood illnesses

13th November 2017

Parents and carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being encouraged to take advantage of NHS guidance on how to take care of common childhood illnesses.

The advice is being made available to launch the local NHS Self-Care campaign, which runs from 13th to 19th November 2017, to build people’s confidence in preventing and treating minor illnesses themselves. The campaign brings together a range of resources, including factsheets and videos, all into one place so that people are better able to take control of their own health.

Learn how to take care of your health for life this Self-Care Week (13th to 19th November 2017)

13th November 2017

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is launching a campaign this Self-Care Week to build patients’ confidence in preventing and treating minor illnesses themselves. The campaign, which runs from 13th to 19th November 2017, brings together a full range of videos and information into one place so that patients are better equipped to take control of their own health for life.

Self-Care Week, which forms part of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland winter plan, will feature a different topic on each day to break down the advice given into manageable chunks.

Asthma sufferers warned of risks of flu

2nd November 2017

People with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions are being urged by health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get their free flu vaccination, in order to protect themselves this winter.

People who suffer from asthma but control it well, using inhalers or following an asthma plan, often think that the flu jab isn’t free for them or, as their asthma is under control, they wouldn’t need it.

Visit your pharmacist first for advice on minor conditions

20th October 2017

Patients in West Leicestershire are being advised to see their pharmacist in the first instance for advice on minor conditions such as indigestion, travel sickness or diarrhoea which can be treated quickly by an over the counter medicine.

The advice comes after NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation that buys health services locally, reviewed how people access over the counter medicines for the short term treatment of minor conditions.

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