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Primary Health Care

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 41904, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) encourage people to self-care and (b) educate healthcare professionals to support people to self-care for minor ailments.

Answered on

8 September 2021

Supported self-management or self-care is part of the NHS Long Term Plan, to encourage and empower people to manage their ongoing physical and mental health conditions. It is also included in NHS England’s action plan ‘Universal Personalised Care: Implementing the Comprehensive Model’ published in 2019 which is available at the following link:

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