Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and

injuries. A large range of common illnesses and injuries can be
treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty
of rest.

The pages in this section have lots more information on which
illnesses and injuries can be safely managed at home, how to do it
and what signs to look out for that tell you it’s time to get help
from NHS services in your area or at hospital in an emergency.

Follow the links to find the self-care information you need.

Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health,
especially for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term
conditions. We want to help protect you and those you
care for. Click here to stay well this winter.

We have developed 6 videos with local GPs and nurses to give you
advice and support about what to do if you are feeling unwell. The
videos are available in English, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali and Punjabi, and now also in British Sign Language

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For more information, help and support go
to or visit
NHS Choices at