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NHS pressures and services available to patients Posted on 28 Jul 2022

NHS 111

If you have a health issue or injury which is urgent but not an emergency and you need help with it, you must visit NHS 111 online first so specialist trained advisors can tell you where the best place is to be seen.

You’ll get the advice you need and if you need to be seen, they direct you to the right service for you. This ensures that you are being seen in the right place at the right time.

Jon, a Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department, explains how to contact NHS 111 when you need urgent medical help but it is not an emergency in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1hnYKeNbTE

Urgent Treatment Centres

Urgent Treatment Centres can also help with this, alongside treating you for things such as cuts, sprains, broken bones, eye infections or minor eye injuries and minor burns.

Urgent Treatment Centres can be found in areas such as:

Nottingham, London Road, NG2 4LA. Open 7am-9pm. No booking needed. For under 2s, please contact NHS 111 first.

Newark, Boundary Road, NG24 4DE. Open 9am-9.30pm. No booking needed. Open to all ages.

Video about urgent treatment centres: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dCr_RoZEIs 

Pharmacies

If you have a minor illness such as a cough, cold, tummy trouble, sore throat, aches + pains, your nearest pharmacy can help you. You don’t need to book or to wait to be seen. If your symptoms suggest that it’s something more serious, a pharmacist can tell you what to do next

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