Self Care Forum

Tel: 020 7421 9318


The aim of the Self Care Forum, which was set up in May 2011, is to help people take care of themselves.

To achieve this they have downloadable consumer leaflets on colds and flu, hayfever, childhood ailments, managing pain and a pain toolkit calendar and fact sheets for common ailments which aim to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self care within the practice consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms in the future. The fact sheets provide patients with information around:

  • Useful facts
  • What patients can expect to happen (the natural history)
  • What people can do to help themselves – now and in the future
  • When to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
  • Where to find out more.

Last updated on 19/06/2013

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