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When you begin to feel unwell it can be uncomfortable and concerning, however calling 999 may not always get you the fastest advice or treatment.

Are you aware of other health services available to you? Around 8 million GP appointments & 2.1 million visits to A&E are for self-treatable conditions.

When feeling unwell here are some health services you can contact:

  • GP surgery
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentists
  • Walk-in Centres
  • Call 111

Having a well-stocked medicine cabinet will help you deal with most minor health problems and illnesses at home. Here’s a few worth stocking up on:

Calling 999 will not always guarantee you are seen quickly; patients are prioritised on medical need not time of call. If you are unsure about the level of assistance needed but require help, call 111, they can connect you to other health services such as, emergency dentists, pharmacists, or GPs and advise you on local services.