Local GP hopes videos will help people care for themselves

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 or follow the links below. The public is welcome to comment on the videos, contact us on Twitter (@BCTMorecambeBay) or email bettercaretogether@mbht.nhs.uk.