There is a range of NHS services on your doorstep.
This is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses, upset stomachs and aches and pains can be treated with a very well stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.
Same self-care essentials:
- Paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen
- anti-diarrhoeal medicine
- Re-hydration mixtures
- Indigestion remedies
- Plasters and a thermometer
www.nhs.uk – This is a website where you can find up-to-date, reliable and expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, as well as find your nearest NHS services, such as GP’s, dentists, pharmacists, Walk-in Centres.
NHS 111 – This is a free to call service which will help you when you need to access medical help fast but NOT AN EMERGENCY. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you access local urgent health care services. Call 111.
Your Local Pharmacy
Your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints. To find your local pharmacy with longer opening hours, go towww.nhs.uk or call NHS 111.
If you have an illness or injury that persists, make an appointment with your GP. They provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions.
The Walk-in Centre located in Boots Broadmead at the Galleries shopping centre, is able to cope with a range of conditions, rashes and burns. They are also able to provide emergency contraception. Open Monday-Friday:8am-8pm. Saturday: 8am-6pm,Sunday 11am-3.30pm. Telephone: 0117 9549828.
To find your nearest Walk-in Centre or similar service (Minor Injuries Unit or Urgent Care Centre), go to the website: www.nhs.uk or call NHS 111.
A&E and 999
A&E departments and the 999 ambulance service should only be used in a serious life-threatening situation. If in doubt ring NHS 111 for advice. Dialling 999 and stating an emergency situation will result in a responsive vehicle being sent to your location.
Lines open Monday-Friday: 8.30am-6.30pm
The surgery is open 8.00am – 7pm from Monday-Thursday and 8.00am – 6.30pm Friday.
If you need medical advice outside our opening hours please ring NHS 111