Which health services should you use when?

Which health services should you use when?

Our campaign Examine Your Options is all about educating and advising everyone on the range of local health services available to support you and your families.  The following information may help you.  If you’d like to download posters regarding this information, please access them via our patient/public information page.

  • Self care

Stock up on medicines at home, especially to help with coughs and colds through the winter

  • Online

www.nhs.uk for health advice, tips and info on nearest health services

  • Pharmacy

Friendly, confidential, expert advice and treatment of everyday health issues.  Local in your community, open early until late and you don’t need an appointment

  • GP practice

Contactable weekdays and offers medical care for illnesses you can’t treat yourself.  If you need to see a GP and it can’t wait, please contact the GP out of hours team (see below)

  • GP out of hours

Local GPs with access to your medical history available during the evening and weekends.  To contact them when your GP practice is closed, simply call your practice’s normal number and follow the instructions given

  • Walk in centres

Treat all ages, open at weekends and there’s no need for an appointment or to be registered with a GP practice.  You can receive treatment 365 days of the year.

Our local walk in services are as follows:

For more information about local services, please visit www.nhs.uk or contact us directly via myview@westlancashireccg.nhs.uk