What is Stay Well This Winter?
The Vale of York's Stay Well This Winter initiative encourages the people of Vale of York to self-treat minor illnesses and ailments at home, saving them a trip to see their GP in the process. Read more
People are also encouraged to stock up on over-the-counter remedies, food and knowledge to help them stay well during Christmas and new year holiday season and beyond.
- Stock up on over-the-counter remedies and ensure you have enough prescription medicine for the Christmas and new year holidays
- Stock up on knowledge (pharmacy and GP weekend and bank holiday opening times)
- Stock up on food and essentials (to keep you going when unwell)
The most effective way to protect yourself from flu every year is to have the flu jab but, be that as it may, many people remain reluctant to roll up their sleeves.
Norovirus causes a sudden feeling of sickness, vomiting and diarrhoea, while some people might have a slight fever, headaches, stomach cramps and aching limbs. Learn more
Extra GP appointments available this winter
Vale of York residents that are registered with a GP will benefit from extra GP appointments over the festive period and up to the middle of January 2018. Read more
Top tips to stay well this winter
Dr Andrew Phillips, a local GP and a joint medical director at the CCG, gives his top tips to stay well this winter. Read more
Vale of York pharmacy Christmas and new year holiday opening hours
Some pharmacies in the Vale of York will be open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and can offer treatments and free advice on common illnesses and ailments, including colds, flu, minor rashes and pain relief. Read more Download opening hours
Choose the right care, first time
If you're unwell over the holidays, make sure you know which healthcare service to use to get the right care, first time. Read more
There's loads of online resources which can provide more information to help you stay well this winter...