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SELF CARE WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1802: tabled on 01 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.