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NHS 111 Now Available Online

NHS 111 is now available online, providing people with fast and convenient access to urgent health advice digitally.

NHS 111 online offers people an alternative to the 111 phone service, as well as helping to manage increasing demand on the telephone service – but please note it does not replace the phone service.

How does it work

To access the service simply visit 111.nhs.uk, enter your age, sex, postcode and main symptom, and then you will be guided through a series of questions about your health problems.

At the end of the questions you will be given advice about the best course of action to take next, which could be:

  • information on how to get the right healthcare in your area, including whether you need to see a GP or seek urgent care
  • advice on self-care
  • In most areas, get a call back from a nurse, doctor or other trained health professional if you need it.
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Do you Think Pharmacy?

Your local Pharmacy offers a minor ailments service providing advice and treatment for the following conditions:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cystitis
  • Impetigo
  • Scabies
  • Threadworm
  • Vaginal Thrush
  • Oral thrush in babies

You can pop into your local Pharmacy for a free and confidential consultation with a qualified Pharmacist without an appointment. Pharmacists can supply some medications that would normally require a prescription from a GP, without the need for you to see your GP.

The consultation with a Pharmacist is free and if the Pharmacist prescribes a medication it will be:

  • free for those who are applicable for free NHS prescriptions
  • no more than a normal prescription charge for those that pay for NHS prescriptions

Your local Pharmacy can also offer advice and over-the-counter medication for a number of ailments including coughs, colds, sore throats, back pain and headaches.

Opening times for your local Pharmacies can be found at www.nhs.uk