Keeping well

3. Keep well

The NHS provide winter health advice with some simple things you can do to help yourself stay well.

If you, your child, or someone you care for starts to feel ill, first of all get help and advice for treating cold and flu symptoms from your local pharmacy.

Don't go to A&E unless you have an emergency.

If you are in any doubt call 111 for help and advice to get the right treatment. Get repeat prescriptions filled in advance during severe weather and be aware that many surgeries and pharmacies will close over the Christmas and New Year period.

Tips to help you keep well

  • You'll naturally feel more tired during the winter, it's important to have a good night's sleep but eating your five-a-day fruit and veg will also help boost your energy levels.
  • Stay as active as you can, any exercise can bring health benefits.
  • Try to stock up on food essentials; long life milk, bread in the freezer and make sure you have enough medication.
  • Keep in touch with friends, family and your community.
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