Where to get the right care this winter
20th December 2018
Here to help you this winter - When you’re feeling unwell it can be confusing to know what NHS services you should go to. Here is some helpful information to know where to go this winter.
- The NHS Walk In Centre at Brighton Station is open 8am to 8pm for treatment without appointments on Xmas day and the whole holidays
- Call NHS 111 – If you need urgent medical help fast, but it’s not life threatening or you’re not sure where to go, an NHS 111 adviser will be able to assess you and direct you to the best placed service in your area. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Calls are free from all landlines and mobile phones.
- Contact you GP – You can now make an appointment with your GP up to 20:00 Monday to Friday, and book appointments on both Saturday and Sunday too. This includes 22, 23 and 24 December. Just call your GP surgery.
- A pharmacist can also help with flu, offering treatment advice and recommend flu remedies, and give guidance on giving medicines to children. No appointment necessary to see a local pharmacist and most have private consultation areas, and will say if you need further medical attention. Xmas openings: https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-health/medicines-and-pharmacies
- A&E – Is there for life-threatening emergencies. If you’re not sure whether it is an emergency, call NHS 111 first.