Self-care

Help Us Help You is a yearly campaign the NHS runs to encourage preventative self-care to help ease the pressure on NHS services. 

Help Us Help You is an overarching campaign which unifies a family of campaigns incorporating messages about flu, staying well in winter, NHS111, pharmacy and GP extended hours. It encourages people to take appropriate actions, be that getting the flu vaccination or accessing the appropriate service, to better enable the NHS to help them.

To support this, in response to feedback from patients and the public, Camden CCG has developed a self-care booklet and a local GP and pharmacist have delivered a number of workshops since April 2018 informing the public about: 

  • What is self-care?
  • How to manage your aliments at home.
  • How to stay healthy.
  • Contact details for local health and social care organisations.
  • The relationship between a patient who self-cares, the pharmacist and GP.
  • When patients should attend A&E.
  • The services that are available from a pharmacy. 

Over 150 patients with long term conditions have attended the workshops since 2018. All of the feedback has been positive. 

A quote from an attendee: “It is not often I'm glad to be a Camden resident, but this sort of workshop really makes it worth it- it has been really useful 

To help you get the information you need to help you take of yourself and your family.