Local Self-Care Campaign being launched in August!


News for High Weald Lewes & Havens CCG Pharmacies.

Local Self-Care Campaign being launched in August!

Pharmacies should be receiving information on the new Self-Care policy that is being implemented in High Weald Lewes Havens CCG area.  The policy is being implemented to:

  • Help reduce demand on general practice for minor conditions suitable for self-care, releasing capacity for patients with more serious conditions.
  • Empower patients with the confidence to self-care, giving them greater control of their health and encouraging behaviour that helps prevent ill health in the long term.
  • Encourage patients to consult with their community pharmacist where appropriate.

As a result we are requesting community pharmacists support this by not referring patients to our practices for any OTC medicines that are appropriate for the treatment of minor ailments, unless clinically appropriate e.g. if outside of product licence or red flag symptoms. A poster and leaflets will be included in the packs to display in your pharmacies. If you require more information please email HWLHCCG.MMT@nhs.net

Pharmacist Self Care Letter can be viewed here.

Self Care Leaflet can be viewed here.

Self Care Poster can be viewed here.

Self Care Policy can be viewed here.