Ireland GP patients group campaigns for self-care, wiser use of health resources

NBHC Engagement

General Practitioners Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) patient group is urging patients to reduce the impact of pressures that GPs face by using self-care, reliable online resources or asking a pharmacist for advice before making a GP appointment. RCGPNI Patient Group wants to encourage people to use healthcare services more wisely. The group launched an information leaflet that explains how patients can better care for themselves, where they can find reliable health information online and how they can get the most out of their interactions with healthcare professionals. It also aims to get across to patients the value of GP appointments, particularly, making an appointment only when necessary and cancelling it with as much notice as possible if it’s needed.

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