If you become unwell or are injured make sure you choose the right NHS service to get the best treatment quickly
A&E or 999
Choking. Chest pain. Blacking out. Blood loss.
Emergency services are very busy. They should only be used in very serious of life-threatening situations. Choosing well ensures that essential treatment is given, the shortest possible time.
Click here to find your nearest A&E.
Walk-in / Urgent Care / Minor Injuries Unit
Cuts. Strains. Itches. Sprains.
If you need treatment or advice which does not need a visit to A&E or a medical appointment. Choosing well ensures you receive the best possible treatment, leaving emergency services to those who need them most.
Click here to find your nearest Walk-in or Urgent Care Centre or MIU.
Vomiting. Ear pain. Sore belly. Back ache.
Make an appointment with your local GP when you have an illness or
injury that will not go away. Choosing well ensures that you get the
treatment you need and reduces demand on emergency services.
Click here to find your nearest GP practice.
Diarrhoea. Runny nose. Painful cough. Headache.
Visit a pharmacy when you are suffering from a common health problem which does not require being seen by a doctor or nurse. Choosing well ensures you get the treatment you need in the shortest possible time.
Click here to find your nearest pharmacy.
Unwell? Unsure? Confused? Need help?
Contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 if you are ill and have any questions about your health. Choosing well ensures you get expert advice, meaning busy NHS services can help those who need them most.
Click here to visit the NHS Direct website.
Hangover. Grazed knee. Sore throat. Cough.
A lot of illnesses can be treated in your own home using over the counter medicine and getting plenty of rest. Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries.
Click here for useful self-care advice.