This summary is currently being updated
Latest Guidance Updates
May 2022: updated section on COVID-19, minor detail added in the section on useful facts, and minor wording changes.
This Guidelines summary of the Self Care Forum fact sheet on sore throat provides healthcare professionals with recommendations for advising patients on managing sore throat, and includes:
- information on COVID-19
- useful facts
- what patients can expect to happen
- what people can do to help themselves—now and in the future
- when to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
- where to find out more information.
Reflecting on Your Learnings
Reflection is important for continuous learning and development, and a critical part of the revalidation process for UK healthcare professionals. Click here to access the Guidelines Reflection Record.
Sore Throat Fact Sheet
The following links are NHS webpages on self-managing sore throat:
|Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this fact sheet is correct at the time of publication, but information and self-care advice may change. The information provided is for general education only and does not list all the facts, management options, and warning symptoms. The fact sheet should only be provided in the context of the consultation, where the healthcare professional will be able to draw attention to particularly relevant information.|