Newsletter - November 2019
Published: 03 October 2019
Think you need medical help right now? NHS 111 is now available online
All patients now have access to NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk, as well as over the phone.
Just like the phone service, NHS 111 online takes you through questions about your symptoms to receive tailored advice on what to do next and where to go, and if necessary, can arrange for you to speak to a healthcare professional.
You can access NHS 111 online on a smartphone, tablet or computer - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and if needed you will be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP.
So, if you think you need urgent medical help, call NHS 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk.
Don’t swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter
Winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs can easily be treated at home with medicines available at low cost from your local pharmacy - no GP appointment or prescription required.
Winter self care essentials include:
- pain relief (paracetamol)
- cough and sore throat remedies
- first aid kit
- upset stomach treatment
- rehydration treatment
- heartburn and indigestion treatment
Having these winter essentials at hand will not only save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources.
Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.
Evening and weekend appointments available
All our patients now have access to more pre-bookable evening and weekend GP and nurse appointments.
To book an appointment, contact our reception team who will be able to book an appointment for you, or direct you to where you can do this online.
Appointments may not be at this practice, but if you talk to our receptionists, they will help you find the right service and at a time that is convenient.
Carers Support Meetings
Meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month. If you are a carer, please pop along and get some support from other people in the local community. Refreshments provided no need to pre-book and completely FREE! Please contact Sue Lawson at the surgery or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Cambridgeshire Hearing Clinics
The next Hearing Aid Clinics at Willingham Surgery are on 20th November & 18th December from 2:00pm-4:00pm. No appointment necessary, just pop along for your free NHS hearing aid batteries and for help and advice regarding hearing loss.
A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment. If we are closed, please call 111.