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- Choosing the right service - using your NHS wisely
- Medicines waste - Don't use it? Don't order it.
- Buying your own medicines
- Online services for patients
- Children's health
- GP services
- Heart health
- Hospital services
- Learning disabilities
- Managing your own health
- Maternal health
- Mental health
- Men's health
- Patient support line
- Ramadan health
- Urgent and emergency care
- Summer health
- Winter health
- Women's health
Managing your own health and wellbeing
There's lots you can do to manage your own health and wellbeing so you can make sure you stay as fit and well as possible.
There are lots of benefits to learning how to manage your own health and wellbeing, including:
- improving your health - if you know what signs to look for, you can recognise when you might not be feeling at your best and take action quicker,
- greater self-confidence, control and understanding of your ailment or condition,
- less visits to NHS services,
- improved quality of life,
- healthier behaviours,
- save time and money with less travel and less time off work for appointments.
Our lifestyles can be more unhealthy than we think and if you are busy with other things it can sometimes be hard to make time for yourself. The One You campaign is all about helping you get back to a healthier you.
One You can support you to make simple changes towards living a longer and happier life. The One You website provides tools, motivational support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away. You are not alone – One You gives you the tools and personalised support to help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family.
If you are over 18 years old, you can take the One You quiz which will show you how you score against different measures of being healthy and offers advice on how you could improve your score. You can take the quiz here.
Tips for helping you better manage your own health
Better managing your own health means making some lifestyle changes to make sure that you live well. These include;
- stopping smoking
- reducing how much alcohol you drink
- eating well
- keeping an active lifestyle
- dental health
- what to keep at home (including first aid)
Packs to support you in managing conditions
We have developed packs for four of the most common conditions for self-care in the Bradford area: