In winter, pressures on A&E departments increase substantially, particularly admissions for winter respiratory illnesses, putting an additional, but in some cases avoidable, burden on the NHS.
This winter, the ‘Help Us, Help You – Before It Gets Worse’ campaign is encouraging some of the most vulnerable people in society – frail, older people and those with underlying health conditions – to take better care of their health as the colder months approach, by promoting self-care and driving an uptake of pre-emptive health measures.
The public will be reminded about the need to visit their pharmacist at the first signs of illness, the importance of picking up prescriptions, staying warm over the winter months and checking in on elderly neighbours and relatives.
The ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign supports the public in navigating the right NHS service for their medical need, and understanding the actions they can take, to better enable the NHS to help them.
Help Us, Help You – Before It Gets Worse.
To find out more, please visit: nhs.uk/winteradvice