There is a range of local services available if you or your family are unwell. Take a look below:
- Your GP is your first point of contact for non-emergency illnesses which you can’t treat yourself, and practices can offer same day appointments if necessary
- When the surgery is closed, you can still see a local GP with the GP out-of-hours service; just contact your usual practice number and your call will be re-directed
- You can call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles
- Your local pharmacy can offer free, confidential advice on a range of health issues and you don’t need an appointment
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If you don’t have a GP – perhaps because you’re new to the area or you’re a student – you can register with your local surgery. If you’re not sure where this is you can find out at – or call –