AVOIDING A&E- These services should only be used in an emergency, a critical or life-threatening situation.
Increasing numbers of patients have been attending A+E with conditions that could have been dealt with in a timely fashion at the surgery. The practice offers a minor injury service which includes dealing with cuts & burns, sprains/ strains & minor head injuries.
Your local high street pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints such as coughs, colds, sore throats, ear or toothache and emergency contraception. You can also get advice on prescriptions.
How to access Emergency Medication Pharmacy first (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
Outside of practice opening hours the local Out of Hours service will also provide services you can access by ringing 111. Please reserve A&E for emergencies and serious injuries only to help save your time and precious NHS resources.