Health Advice

Health Advice

If you would like advice on a particular condition or symptom, you can visit the NHS Choices website where you will find comprehensive and up-to-date information on a wide range of health issues.

It can help with:

  • Symptom advice
  • Health conditions
  • Local health care services
  • Self help and support organisations

Your local pharmacy

You can visit your local pharmacy for advice on common illnesses. A pharmacist is qualified to recommend non-prescription medication and measures to treat minor complaints. View a list of local pharmacies here.

999 & Emergency Departments

Please think carefully before dialing 999 for an ambulance or going to an Emergency Department. These services are for people who are seriously ill or injured. Examples of where you should dial 999 are:

  • If someone is unconscious
  • Severe breathing difficulty
  • Suspected heart attack/ severe chest pains
  • If you suspect a broken bone
  • If someone is bleeding heavily

If you have an urgent problem you can CALL 111 for help and advice.