The campaign covers the most common seasonal conditions and will educate the public in how to have a safe and healthy summer season.
A comprehensive digital campaign page has been hosted on Scotland’s online health information service, NHS inform. Covering a variety of seasonal topics including sun safety, bites and stings, and common outdoor health hazards, all information is presented in an accessible and easy-to-understand format, allowing individuals to educate themselves and take appropriate measures to prevent and treat common summer ailments.
Health tips include: Visit NHS inform or download the NHS 24 Online app for quick, accurate and trusted health advice; Keep some remedies at home to help with summer illnesses and injuries such as bites and stings, sunburn, or hay fever; Remember to take repeat prescription medicines when travelling away from home, even if it’s only for one or two nights
John McAnaw, associate clinical director, and head of pharmacy at NHS 24, said: "Fun activities such as spending time in the garden, taking a long walk in the countryside, or even having a BBQ, all have their own hazards. We have therefore put together resources on NHS inform to make it quick and easy for the public to get the summer health advice they need with one quick click."
Find out more at nhsinform.scot/summer.
Most schools in Scotland will break up for the six-week summer holiday at the end of June. NHS 24’s summer health campaign activity is scheduled to cover the duration of the holiday period.
Mr McAnaw added: "We are encouraging everyone to take the time to be familiar with our summer health tips and digital resources such as NHS inform and the NHS 24 Online app. By being well-informed about how to treat and manage summer health conditions we hope more people in Scotland will be able to enjoy a safe and enjoyable sunny season."