Winter wise

  • 11
  • Dec

Below are some tips for you to keep well this winter

If you start to feel unwell, at the first sign of a winter illness, even if it is just a cough or cold, get advice from your pharmacist before it gets more serious.

NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. It is suitable for patients with the need for urgent medical help or advice when it is not life-threatening.

Don’t put off getting the flu vaccination. If you’re eligible get it now. It’s free because you need it.

Make sure you speak to your pharmacists about medicines you should have in stock to help get you and your family through the winter season. Pick up prescription medications before the Christmas holidays start. Many GPs and pharmacies will close over the holidays.

It is important to keep warm in winter – both inside and outdoors as it can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes pneumonia and depression. Heat your home to at least 18°C (65°F), if you can, you might prefer your living room to be slightly warmer.

Keeping an eye out for elderly relatives and neighbours and supporting them in the cold weather can help them Stay Well This Winter.

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