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Self care

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References:

[i] IMS Health study of self treatable conditions presenting in A&E units 2014. Data source: HES data. Health Episode Statistics. Re-used with the permission of the Health and Social Care Information Centre. All rights reserved.

[ii] IMS Health, Minor ailment workload in general practice, 2007

[iii] ONS Family Spending 2014 published 2015. http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/compendium/familyspending/2015/listoftablesappendixa

[iv] NHS England, Improving Health and Patient Care Through Community Pharmacy – Evidence Resource Pack, 2013. http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/comm-pharm-res-pack.pdf

[v] NHS England, Improving Health and Patient Care Through Community Pharmacy – Evidence Resource Pack, 2013. http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/comm-pharm-res-pack.pdf