By making the right choices at the right time, you can get the best possible treatment through the NHS. Many every day illnesses can be managed easily at home, while advice is freely available from pharmacists, online and NHS 111.
- Self-care - A well-stocked medicine cabinet will help you with many common illnesses.
- Pharmacy 1st - If you receive medication for free your local pharmacist can give you expert advice and provide medication for coughs and colds to sprains and strains. Age 2+.
- NHS 111 - Call 24 hours a day on 111 for free expert health advice and reassurance.
- NHS Choices - Visit www.patient.co.uk or NHS Choices Online at www.nhs.uk/ to check symptoms, for health advice and information for you and your family
- GP Surgery - For general medical advice call 0207 708 6599 8:00am - 6:30pm for an appointment with your GP or Practice Nurse. For urgent care request to be put on Triage so the GP will call you back same day.
- SELDOC - For urgent out of hours medical service when your GP is closed and you can't wait for it to reopen call SELDOC 0208 693 9066.
- Walk In - GP Walk-In Centre - Gracefield Gardens, no appointment needed. Open Mon - Sun 8:00am - 8:00pm. Tel 0207 049 4040.
- Urgent Care - Visit the urgent care centre at Guy's Hospital for minor injuries and urgent medical problems that can't wait 48 hours for a GP Appointment and do not need emergency treatment at A&E. Open 8:00am - 7:00pm 7 days a week Tel: 0203 049 8970.
- A&E 999 - Dial 999 or visit A&E for life threatening emergencies such as loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, serious accidents or loss of blood.