North Tyneside CCG News

Stay well this winter

Tue 21st December 2021

It’s really important to look after yourself and those you care for this winter. By thinking ahead and taking a few simple actions it will help make a difference to staying well and healthy.

You’ll be helping the NHS too this winter by following our top tips for staying well;

  • Get your winter vaccines, it’s the best defence against flu and Covid-19 viruses and will help prevent you from becoming seriously ill
  • Wear a mask in all healthcare settings, when shopping or on public transport
  • Choose the right NHS service for your needs please think pharmacy, GP, 111 first – help keep A&E for life threatening conditions
  • Stock up your medicine cabinet and check items are in date, your local pharmacist can advise
  • Download the NHS app and order your repeat prescriptions in good time plus check out other health advice
  • Look after your mental health and don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you need it
  • Keep active as regular exercise is important for your health and wellbeing
  • Reduce your drinking and stay within the 14-unit low risk weekly guidelines
  • Eat well and healthy and aim to have at least 5 portions of a variety of vegetables and fruit every day
  • Wrap up warm and heat your home to at least 18C (65F) and your sitting area slightly warmer, if you can
  • Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated, 6 to 8 glasses every day is recommended
  • Look out for others as winter can be a lonely time for many and a chat or visit can make all the difference