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Pandemics and the vital role of self care

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Self Care Week 2020

As the UK’s coronavirus lockdown continues to cautiously ease, it remains just as important to protect ourselves and others from the risk of infection. Helen Donovan, RCN and Chair of the Self Care Forum and Dr Knut Schroeder, GP and CE of the Self Care Forum explain why they believe self care should lie at the heart of society's response to the pandemic.

Self care before surgery

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Playing an active part in your preparation for surgery can have a significant impact on your recovery and long-term health. Ahead of next month's Self Care Week, the Royal College of Anaesthetists's Hilary Swales explains the physical and mental approaches individuals can adopt ahead of surgical procedures and how clinicians can introduce this aspect of self care to patients.

Get active for Self Care Week

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The Royal College of General Practitioners’ Active Practice Charter is the perfect initiative for GPs and their teams to get involved in Self Care Week. It’s seven days of awareness raising organised by the Self Care Forum and taking place 18 – 24 November 2019. The theme is long term and transformative: “Think self care for life”.

Social prescribing to be major talking point during Self Care Week 2017

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"Since the formation of the Self Care Forum in 2011, great progress has been made in embedding self care into everyday life," says Kingston-Upon-Thames GP and forum co-chair, Dr Pete Smith. This year’s Self Care Week, running 13 -19 November …