The Practice supports the national ‘Choose Well’ campaign. This encourages patients to look after themselves, choose the most appropriate care and help keep pressure off the emergency services.
Many common illnesses and minor injuries can be treated at home. Keep a well stocked medicine cabinet.
Call NHS 111
If you don’t know who to call for medical help, if you don’t have a GP to call or if you need medical advice or reassurance about what to do next. NHS 111 can also give contact details for local Health services, including Pharmacies and emergency dental treatment centres.
Can offer professional advice, they will have the best medicines for many common illnesses and you don’t need an appointment.
GP routine care
For iIlnesses and injuries which aren’t life-threatening. GPs provide medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. GPs and practice nurses will often speak to patients over the phone.
Emergency Department / A&E / 999
The Emergency Department (ED) is for life threatening illnesses and injuries only. For chest pain, choking, blacking out, blood loss and major accidents, don’t delay in getting help.
CHOOSE WELL and stay healthy and safe. Pick up a leaflet in the Practice and find lots more information online.