All people living in Salford, regardless of their age, should 'live well'. Salford's locality plan, Start Well, Live Well, Age Well, is the 'blueprint' for our health and care and outlines how we should be focusing on healthy lifestyles and behaviours.
Parents need to be healthy themselves to care for their children and people need to live as healthily as they can for as long as possible so that their whole adult life is as healthy as it can be.
What do we mean by 'live well'?
- I take care of my own health and wellbeing and can manage the challenges life may throw at me
- I am happy in life and feel supported by my family, friends and local community
- My lifestyle helps stop any long-term condition or disability getting worse and affecting my life
Did you know that in many cases you have the legal right to choose where you have your NHS treatment? The NHS is offering more and more options to enable you to make choices that best suit your circumstances, giving you greater control of your care – and hopefully better results.
You can view what choices are currently available to NHS patients in the NHS Choice Framework on GOV.UK. Here you'll also find information about when you can't choose – for example, if you need emergency care or you're a member of the armed forces. Make sure you know which options apply to you.
If you want to find out more you can visit www.nhs.uk/patientchoice