As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.
Unwell or Injured? Do you need to go to the A&E Department?
One in four people who
go to A&E do not need to be there, costing the NHS services in the North West
over £79 million every year.
Did you know your
local pharmacy can help treat common illnesses or give you advice? Or that NHS
Direct can advise you?
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Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. Call NHS Direct for details.
NHS Direct offers free expert health information and advice 24-hours a day on 0845 4647 or at their website, www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk which also offers an enquiry service. For deaf people and those heard of hearing, a telephone service is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language, you can use a confidential translation service.
Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, severe loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999. Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.