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Managing at Home Most minor illnesses will get better without the need to visit a doctor and can be treated at home.
Pharamacies Your local pharmacist can give you expert advice about over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common conditions such as diarrhoea, a runny nose, a cough or a headache – without the need for an appointment.
NHS 111 When you need medical help fast but it is not an emergency, visit NHS 111 online or call the NHS free phone number 111.
Urgent Treatment Centres and minor injury units are equipped to diagnose and deal with many of the most common ailments people attend emergency departments for, including sprains, minor burns, and minor illness.
GP Surgeries If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, including persistent vomiting, ear pain, stomach ache or back ache, make an appointment with your GP practice team.
Dental Care You should be registered with a dental practice and have regular check-ups. Your dentist can also help with toothache, gum problems, wisdom teeth, bleeding from the gums and most other mouth related health problems.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
- Treat yourself at home
- Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Guide
If your doctor or nurse has asked you to complete a Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Form then please click here. The form contains all the information you need to complete it and how to send it back to the surgery.