If you become unwell or are injured, make sure you choose the right NHS Service. This will ensure you receive the best possible treatment, leaving A&E and 999 for people who are in critical or life threatening situations.
Self care: For wear and tear, minor trips and everything inbetween patients are encouraged to choose to self-care. A well stocked medicine cabinet will help you with many common health problems such as colds, flus, coughs, sore throats, indegestion, toothache, headaches and constipation.
NHS Direct: If you have any questions about your health choose NHS Direct, call 0845 4647. They can offer confidential health advice and information by telephone and on the internet 24 hours a day.
Pharmacy: For advice on common illnesses and the best menicenes to treat them, use a pharmacy. to find your nearest pharmacy text 'pharmacy' to 64746 for free details.
Doctor/GP: When you have an illness or injury that wont go away, contact your GP for an appointment. Your Doctor can advise, and point you in the right direction if you need other specialist services. The Doctor or Nurse will always try and see genuinely urgent problems on the same day and can advise by telephone if you are not sure whether you need to be seen. In addition we offer a Minor Injury at the surgery and can treat minor illnesses, cuts and sporting injuries to prevent an uneccesary attendance at A&E. After 6pm most services are covered by an emergency Doctor Service
A&E: For immediate life threatening emergencies call 999. Tell the operator that there is a medical emergency and a response vehicle will be sent to your location. Emergency services are very busy and should only be used in serious conditions.