We want you to be prepared and take good care of yourself and your loved ones during the winter.

It is important that you know how to take care of yourself, especially during the winter months, when seasonal illnesses increase.

Many common winter ailments can be treated by visiting your local pharmacy for advice and treatment. People with long term conditions should make sure they have enough medication for over the winter period.

Accident and emergency departments are often very busy during the winter so we would ask patients to only to go to hospital in a genuine emergency.

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