Stay Well: Winter 2017-18

Our adverse winter weather can increase the risk of serious health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia – those who are 65 or over, or who have a chronic health conditions, are particularly at risk.

Follow this five step plan to help keep yourself, family, friends and neighbours healthy and safe through the winter months:

If you start to feel unwell…

Even if it’s just a cough or cold, seek immediate help and advice from your pharmacist before it gets too serious. Pharmacists do a lot more than simply dispense medicines, they offer a range of health services also. For more information on how your local pharmacy can help please visit the NHS Choices website.

Be prepared for the most common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home, and don’t be caught out over the Christmas and New Year holiday period when many local pharmacies will change their opening and closing times. Click here for a list of Greater Manchester pharmacies open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 2017/18.

…and finally, accidents don’t have to happen…

For your essential guide to staying safe both inside and outside the home over the winter months visit the ‘The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – Winter Safety Hub’.

Stay Well: Winter 2017-18 in the press: