Alternatives to A & E

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.

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

– A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
– A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

NHS 111
Government Stay At Home Guidance
NHS Information Page