NHS structures and a risk-averse culture are among the barriers to more self care, says the PAGB.
The PAGB said all children should be educated on self-treatable conditions and the different roles of healthcare professionals
Some 71 per cent of people think there should be better education around self-treatable conditions and relevant services.
The country needs Self Care Communities if we are to make real progress on improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities, the inaugural Self Care Summit concluded.
A vitamin D factsheet – the first in a new range from the Self Care Forum – has been launched during Self Care Week to highlight why nutrition is important in self care.
As Self Care Week launches, the PAGB is urging for self care training to be a key requirement for HCPs