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Self care can lessen strain on GPs

Director of Public Health urges Manx residents to look after themselves

Following self-care advice can help lessen the burden on the Island's healthcare service.

That's the message from Director of Public Health Dr Henrietta Ewart during Self-Care Week.

The week encourages people to take responsibility for their own well-being by eating well and exercising more to help prevent illness and manage existing chronic conditions.

Dr Ewart believes patients can learn to look after themselves without taking up their GP's time:

More information on self care can be found at selfcareforum.org

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