HC Deb 19 March 1976 vol 907 cc654-5W
Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration she is giving to the production of a "Home Guide to Minor Illnesses".

Dr. Owen

Education of the public concerning the prevention and treatment of minor illnesses is one of the responsibilities of the Health Education Council. The Council has recently published a booklet "Treating Yourself—a guide to self-medication which gives advice about prevention and treatment of minor illnesses and when to consult a doctor. The Council is preparing a further publication on this subject and has started studies into the whole subject of self care, including treatment of minor illnesses.

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