Following the success of previous years, Self Care Week 2011 will take place from 14-20 November 2011. This is an opportunity for NHS, social care and voluntary sector organisations to raise awareness of what's available locally to help people take care of themselves.
The Self Care Forum was established in May 2011 with the specific aim to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. Forum members include patients, GPs, nurses, pharmacists, health service managers, and of course DH. In recognition of the changing role of the Department of Health going forward, the Forum has been tasked by Paul Burstow, Minister for Care Services, with organising and raising awareness of Self Care Week 2011, building on the resources developed by DH in the previous two years.
In the lead up to Self Care Week tools and resources will be available on the DH and Self Care Forum websites, including a web button that links to the NHS Choices self-care pages, posters, and free leaflets, to help get the best out of local initiatives.
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