Feeling Unwell

There are a range of NHS services on your doorstep.  The table below will help you decide which service you will require:


Services Available to you

Headache, Cold, Flu, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Sore Throat   

  • Self-Care - Many common illnesses can be treated at home with over the counter medicines, plenty of rest and regular fluids.
  • Pharmacist - many common illness can be treated at home.  Ask your pharmacist for advice.
  • NHS Direct - you can check your symptoms, find addresses and telephone numbers at www.nhsdirect.nhs.net or telephone 0845 4647

Medical Examinations, advice and prescriptions   

If you need to see your Doctor, make an appointment during working hours.  Please see this website or our Practice Leaflet for hours and appointment help.

If you need a GP during our of hours, please telephone the surgery and you will be directed to the Out of Hours service where you will get advice and/or be seen by a Doctor at an out of hours surgery.

Cuts, Sprains, Strains, Minor Burns and Stings  

  • NHS walk in centres - you can use these centres during out of hours times for conditions that cannot wait until your GP surgery is open.
  • Minor Injury Units - as above.

No appointment is necessary to use this service. 

Serious Injury or Life Threatening Condition     

  • A & E (Accident and Emergency Department at your local Hospital).  This service is for patients that are seriously ill or badly injured.
  • 999 (Ambulance) for life threatening emergency conditions.

THESE SERVICES ARE FOR SERIOUS INJURY OR LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS - PLEASE do not use these services if your condition can wait until your GP surgery is open.

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