• 28Oct

    Improving health literacy and self-care are essential for a sustainable NHS

    The 2015 Self Care Week runs from 16 to 11 November.

    Selwyn Hodge, co-chair of the Self Care Forum, has written a blog to highlight the week and its key messages.

    The article has been published on the NHS Confed website and explores the role of self-care and health literacy in ensuring a sustainable and viable NHS.

    The article discusses the shift that occurred with the introduction of the NHS and free health care, with doctors now being our first point of call for health concerns, and how our approach to self-care has fundamentally changed.

    It asks readers to reflect on how we can support today’s population to become fully health literate and self-care proficient.

    The full blog can be read here.