A set of videos has been created to help the public across Morecambe Bay care for themselves, if they are suffering from a range of common and easy to treat conditions.
As part of Better Care Together, Dr Andy Knox, a GP in Morecambe Bay, has created the videos to help promote health and wellbeing to the public.
The videos cover a range of common issues, such as earache, ringworm, eczema, head lice and sore throats; In total five videos have been created for the first series, with more planned for the future.
Dr Knox said “The problems identified in the videos are common and by following the advice many will clear up on their own. Should the symptoms persist we would always recommend you to contact your GP.
“The videos aim to help people care for themselves without the hassle of making an appointment with their GP. They also aim to help the public save on unnecessary travel and additional expense, by managing the ailments simply by watching the videos at home and following the advice.
“We’re already planning the next set of films, with the aim of creating a suite of short films to help people care for themselves at home. It will be fantastic to have a whole library of local knowledge available as a first port of call for our patients.”
The videos are available on the Better Care Together YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNKTigxd6dBpbhakcbqIqkg or search for the BCTMorecambeBay channel. The public is welcome to comment on the videos, contact us on Twitter (@BCTMorecambeBay) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to editors:
1. For further information, please contact the communications team on 01524 518638 or by email as indicated above.
2. Better Care Together is a partnership of eleven organisations, including Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the North West Ambulance Service, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group and the two Local Authorities: Cumbria County Council and Lancashire County Council and two GP Provider Federations: North Lancashire Medical Group and South Cumbria Primary Care Collaborative working together in partnership.
3. Clinical leaders from across all organisations have designed a new clinical model of care for Morecambe Bay, through a series of design workshops and clinical. The new care models have been strongly influenced by the wide ranging engagement with stakeholders which has taken place over the past two years.