Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses can be treated with over the counter medicines and plenty of rest. There are also lots of places where you can get further health advice.
Select a topic below for more specific information on how to self-care for some common conditions and ailments.
Supporting information and resources
Information and resources to help explain changes to prescribing of over the counter medicines, and to help patients make informed choices and decisions about choosing self-care:
- Patient Information Leaflet: Self-care with Over the Counter Medication
- Video: Looking after you and your family - how ready are you? (Subtitled version)
- National resources from NHS England: Posters and leaflets