Sensible Self-Help

Spare me from crystal therapy and ‘take this supplement’ advocates

But ‘self help’ can be really helpful, and the newly formed College of Medicine has set out to ‘integrate’ genuine patients with doctors, surgeons, therapists, MDTs etc. and give sensible advice about how patients can find things out for themselves.

They have set up The Integrated Self Care in Family Practice Project, which is producing a series of leaflets designed to give sensible, no-nonsense advice.  So far they have produced leaflets on Back Pain, Fatigue, Sleep Problems etc. and coming up are Headaches, Migraine, Stress, etc.

As a patient you can register and have your say about the information they are producing, and hopefully in the future have more say, as a patient, in consultations, conferences, etc.

Try the leaflets (you can read them online) and register on

3 thoughts on “Sensible Self-Help

  1. Irene November 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Now this will be very useful. Many Thanks!

  2. Irene November 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm Reply

    Link to not working. Pl.s check that you have the correct info. Thx.

    • Verite Reily Collins November 2, 2010 at 8:13 am Reply

      Many thanks for pointing this out – I hope I have sorted out problem.

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