Which NHS service do you need?

July 15, 2021

 

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NHS services are working to provide safe and effective care during the Covid-19 pandemic. To help you choose which NHS services in Kirklees are right for your needs. As well as where you can turn to for care and advice please see our handy summary below.

 

If you need a test visit http://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. If you feel very unwell and need additional help or advice call NHS 111 or your GP practice. If you feel there is something seriously wrong call, 999.

Minor issues like grazes and sore throats can be treated at home through self-care. Keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet and first aid kit at home.

Pharmacists can offer medical advice and treatment. For colds, tummy trouble, aches, and pains consider visiting your local pharmacist. 

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NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get help and advice straight away. It’s open 24 hours, 365 days of the year. Your need will be assessed by a call handler and directed to the type of care you need be that a call back from a GP, nurse, or emergency responder. 

Local GP practices are available for you to book appointments in advance. Contact your practice online, via email or over the phone to book an appointment. Did you know you can chat with your GP online via the e-consult channel on your GPs website?

Walk-in centres are available locally in Kirklees at Dewsbury and District hospital Mon-Fri 9am-pm and weekends 10am-6pm

A&E is for life-threatening emergencies only, like heart attacks and strokes. You can also call 999 if you feel there is something seriously wrong.

 

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Have you tried to access NHS services in the last 12 months and faced delays such as having to wait longer than expected for appointments or assessments? We want to hear about your experiences.

Take part in our short survey  before 30st August and help us use your feedback to shape the future of NHS and social care.

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 Thank you, every piece of information we receive helps to make a difference!



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