‘Think Twice’ about where to go for urgent care this summer
People can be unsure about where best to get the help they need, with a hospital visit or a GP appointment often the first thought for many.
The NHS in Sussex is urging those ever unsure where to go to ‘Think Twice’ about where to get urgent care this summer and to use NHS111 first and get advice from trained health professionals.
Those in need of a face to face appointment with a health professional are being asked to call NHS 111 first, who will help get them to the most appropriate service for treatment.
NHS 111 by phone or online at nhs.uk, is available 24/7 and offers advice and guidance for patients experiencing non-emergency, urgent healthcare needs.
Pharmacies should always be the first port of call for things like nausea, bites and stings. Many pharmacies have private consultation rooms where you can receive free advice without the need for an appointment.
NHS walk in centres, Minor Injury Units and Urgent Treatment Centres provide urgent care to patients closer to home and can treat a range of conditions, including x-rays for suspected broken bones, and can also help with minor burns, cuts and scrapes and head injuries.