Last year, a BMA survey found that one in four GPs in England believe self-care is the most effective way of reducing workload. If correctly practiced, self-care can ensure better use of medicines and health services, empower patients, and help GPs focus on the patients who most need their help.
Find guidance, resources and case studies to help you develop a self-care strategy for your practice below.
Practice strategy for self-care
Resources and guidance on developing a self-care strategy, and case study of examples from the Self Care Forum.
Related case studies
Find out which methods are working for practices that have helped their patients to become more confident in making choices about self-care.
Resources for doctors and patients
Useful information and links for Doctors to share with their patients, which may encourage an interest in self-care and enable access to appropriate advice and information from other sources.
Self-help organisation directories