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Better self-care could beat the cold weather crisis


what a common sence article. Sadly such outdated thinking has been overtaken by no win no fee Lawers and the upsurge in low risk ' cover your own bottom' practice; the worst case scenario health messages put out by main stream media creating a " better to check dr" neurotic society and the obsessional, glamorisation of being a patient in the endless TV soaps and fly on the wall documentaries. We knew a flu epidemic was imminent but I have yet to see one public health message on peak time TV telling people en mass how to care for themselves rather than getting worn out gps to do it on an individual basis . As the NHS sinks we need more collective, mass messaging not less ie a cohesive public health approach. cutting the public health budget just shows how little our overlords understand or highlight the fact they are sailing a completely different course.

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15 Jan 2018

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