Too many people end up in hospital because they haven't sought the help they need early enough said NHS England, as it warned people not to 'soldier on'.
We see in our hospitals so many people who have not had or sought the help they need early enough.
We have to do better at helping people stay well, not just picking up the pieces when they fall seriously ill.
Too many people make the mistake of soldiering on, losing the opportunity to nip things in the bud.
Unfortunately this can lead to an unnecessary stay in hospital, particularly for the more frail, elderly and those with long-term conditions.
Professor Willet advised people who are ill to visit their local pharmacy, look on www.nhs.uk/asap or call NHS 111 for advice, before seeing a GP if the symptoms do not go away.
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