During the year many people pick up an illness or injury. If it happens to you and you need medical help, there is a range of services to choose from. Choosing the right one will make sure that you get the treatment you need quickly.
A & E – Only use A & E for choking, chest pain, loss of consciousness, severe blood loss, broken bones, deep wounds or suspected stroke.
NHS Walk-in-Centre – For treatment of minor injuries. You can phone The Haywood Walk-in-Centre for advice on 01782 673500, or call in without an appointment.
Hanley GP led Health & Wellbeing Centre – GPs and Nurse Practitioners there for health advice, health checks and treatment of illness and minor illnesses. 0300 123 6759.
Your GP led Health & Wellbeing Centre – GPs and Nurse Practitioners are there for health advice, health checks and treatment of illness and minor illnesses. 0300 123 6759.
Your GP – For medical advice, examinations and prescriptions for illnesses you just can’t shake off.
When your surgery is closed – for non emergency urgent care dial 111 via the new NHS 111 service (there is no charge for the call)
Pharmacist – for advice on common winter illnesses and the best medicines to treat them.
Self-care – for treatment of minor illnesses, by combining a well stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.