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​Think Self Care for Life: Think the right health service

Press release   •   Nov 01, 2019 12:00 GMT

The Bury Directory is supporting the Self Care campaign and signposting people to vital information, advice and local events.

The team will be out and about during November to help people discover how the directory can help them to use self-care in all aspects of their life. This might be looking for a local club, an activity, a service or finding out more information about a health and social care need.

You can meet the team on the following dates (all meetings run from 10.30am to 1.30pm):

  • Tuesday 5 November - Bury Library
  • Tuesday 12 November - Prestwich Library
  • Tuesday 19 November - Radcliffe Library
  • Tuesday 26 November - Ramsbottom Library

The Bury Directory has developed a new channel titled ‘NHS & Wellbeing’ where you can access information and advice around conditions and minor ailments as well as sourcing local NHS and non-NHS services.

Remember: some health conditions such as sprains, colds and coughs can be treated at home or with advice from a pharmacist without a trip to the GP or A&E. Using the right health service for your health needs will save you time and help take pressure off the NHS.

There are a range of services and options available over the bank holiday with some community pharmacies open. Pharmacists offer expert health advice and can recommend over-the-counter medicines to provide relief from many minor, short term conditions such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

Keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet and a well-prepared first aid kit at home can help you deal with the most common illnesses and minor injuries at home. A pharmacist can offer advice and guidance about over-the-counter medicines to help with symptoms.

Whilst self-care is generally the best option for minor, short term conditions, it is important that local people know where to go or who to contact if they are unwell, so that they can receive the best possible treatment in the quickest time for their condition.

The Bury Directory can be found at https://www.theburydirectory.co.uk/kb5/bury/directory/home.page

Follow The Bury Directory on social media to keep up with the campaign #selfcareweek Twitter: @BuryDirectory Facebook: @BuryDirectory

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Press release issued: 1 November 2019.