Urgent notice – we are currently experiencing a surge in demand for services which coincides with a large number of staff illnesses and absence including having to self-isolate because of COVID-19 which is stretching services even harder after more than a year of managing the pandemic.  This might mean that planned appointments need to be rearranged or delayed at short notice.

Find out how you can help to reduce the pressure on services by choosing the most appropriate treatment for you:

Self-care – treat minor illnesses and injuries such as sore throats, grazes and hangovers at home – most simple ailments will begin to get better within a few days. Keep your medicine cabinet well-stocked with items such as paracetamol.

Local pharmacy -  Pharmacists are highly trained professionals who can provide confidential treatment for a range of common illnesses, such as headaches, fevers, upset stomachs and minor rashes.

NHS 111 – if you are not in a life threatening situation, contact NHS 111 to speak to a trained advisor who is supported by healthcare professionals. They will direct you to the most appropriate care.