House of Commons
EDM #1802
Tabled 01 November 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes Self Care Week, 12 to 18 November 2018, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of self care and encourage people to Choose Self Care for Life; congratulates the Self Care Forum for organising Self Care Week and its ongoing work to promote self care; recognises the importance of self care for self-treatable conditions and empowering people to better look after their physical health and mental wellbeing, prevent avoidable ill health and effectively manage long term conditions; acknowledges the need to improve health literacy and educate people on when to self care, when to visit a pharmacist and when to choose a GP or A&E; and calls on the Government and NHS England to place a national strategy for self care at the heart of the forthcoming NHS Long Term Plan to ensure the future sustainability of the National Health Service.