I was recently made aware of a campaign that the NHS are running called #Selfcare. It is basically highlighting to families that you do not need to go to the doctors every time something is wrong. You can treat yourselves for minor ailments with over the counter medicines. I for one, being a working Mum of two do not find the time during the “doctors hours” to visit and grab medications. It is easier for me to go to the Pharmacy at the Supermarket – that’s open until late into the evening.
I recently had to take Noah to the doctors and it got me thinking about the whole process and how service differs greatly across the NHS. In the past year we have had doctor appointments, A&E trips and 999 conversations – all providing slightly different services.