Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

APPG Primary Care and Public Health Report Launch

As co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health, Bob launched the group's latest report calling for a National Strategy for Self Care to combat the rise in the number of people using scarce and expensive A&E and GP resources to for self-treatable conditions like muscle strain and the common cold.

The report, entitled 'Five Year Forward View:  Behavioural change, information and signposting', was based on evidence heard by the APPG from a variety of sources and suggests that measures aimed at lifting levels of health literacy, delivering greater consistency in advice on common symptoms of self-treatable conditions and reinforcing sign-posting for people to access NHS services appropriately.

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