In winter, the number of A&E attendances increase substantially, putting an additional, but sometimes avoidable, burden on the NHS.
This winter, the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign is encouraging people to take better care of their health as the colder months approach, by promoting self-care and driving an uptake of pre-emptive health measures.
This year the flu programme is bigger than ever with 24 million people in England being offered the jab. Older people across the country are being offered a more effective vaccine as part of the programme, which is providing a record 8.5 million doses, free of charge.
The public are also reminded about the need to visit their pharmacist at the first signs of illness, the importance of picking up prescriptions, staying warm over the winter months and checking in on elderly neighbours and relatives.
The ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign supports the public in navigating the right NHS service for their medical need, and understanding the actions they can take, to better enable the NHS to help them.
Help Us, Help You Stay Well This Winter
For more information and leaflets in easy read, large print, audio, BSL and braille on how to Stay Well This Winter, please visit www.nhs.uk/staywell
You can download some helpful documents by clicking the links below: