Good health this winter - Part 1 - Get help early

10 November 2022
Male doctor talking to male patient

Looking after yourself this winter

In this short series, Charlotte James, Public Health Coordinator at Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (Leeds GATE) and Liz Keat, an Outreach Nurse share advice we can all take to stay well this winter and how to get some help if you need it.

Get Early Help

If you have noticed something doesn’t feel right or are concerned about changes to your body, please have it checked by a GP. “Detecting problems early, can help you to get appropriate treatment sooner. If you have symptoms that you cannot explain or that are worrying to you, then please contact your GP practice, pharmacist or health professional” says Liz, “In the majority of cases there is nothing to worry about and you can be reassured, but if it is serious, it's really important to find out as soon as possible.”

Some examples of changes are:

  • Coughing for more than 3 weeks.
  • A lump in your breast.
  • Blood in your wee or poo.
  • A change in a mole.
  • Pain you can’t explain.

Next week we will look at how to go about getting a free NHS health screening.

You can read a longer article HERE