Self Care

Self Care

Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CAPCCG)

People are now being encouraged and empowered to look after their own health care where they can for minor ailments.  The aim of this is to drive down NHS costs and free up NHS resources which can instead be directed towards higher risk patients, those with chronic or life threatening conditions and the very young and elderly.

Please click on the links below for information on the CAPCCG’s policy and guidance on Self Care:

CAPCCG Policy on prescribing of medications that are available to purchase

CAPCCG Self Care Fact Sheet 1

CAPCCG Self Care Fact Sheet 2

Many minor ailments such as coughs and colds can be treated at home and keeping a well stocked medical cabinet at home is advisable.

There are also other NHS Services which you can turn to for help and advice including:

  • NHS Choices
  • Patient UK
  • NHS 111
  • Your local pharmacy
  • Your local Minor Injury Unit (MIU)

Video for Sign-posting patients to the correct service

Mental Health Self Care

In September a new 24/7 crisis mental health service was launched. By calling 111 and selecting option 2, anyone registered with a GP practice in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can self-refer to these services.  

Click on the following link for more information: http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/about-us/mental-health-crisis.htm

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