Health Advice

This page is to give advice and guidance to patients on a how to manage their long term conditions, how to deal with minor injury and illness that doesn't require treatment for a clinician and give patients advice on several topics.

 

Help Us Help You

Help Us Help You

An unexplained pain that lasts three weeks or more, an unexplained lump or blood in your poo or pee could be a sign of cancer. It’s probably nothing serious, but finding cancer early makes it more treatable.

Following a drop in the number of people accessing GP services during the COVID-19 pandemic a campaign has been launched to encourage people to contact their GP or nurse if they are concerned about signs and symptoms of cancer. Whether it’s a lump, a new pain, unusual bleeding or an unexplained symptom, accessing medical advice as soon as possible can help save lives.

The help us help you campaign also stresses the importance of attending any referral or follow-up appointments, which are being delivered safely by frontline teams throughout this pandemic.

Please click here for more information.

NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.

NHS 111