In our interconnected age, there’s more information available about how to keep and stay healthy than ever before. However, this is also a time when health services are struggling under unprecedented demand. One way to tie these two developments together is self-care. If more people could be persuaded to take an increasingly active role in monitoring their own health, taking decisions that prevent them becoming ill and looking after themselves, it could relieve some of the stresses on the NHS.

In an interesting article, QA Research suggests that there are ways to encourage more self-care in a way that benefits both doctors and patients.