23 December 2016
Alternative health services
We are encouraging members of the public to think twice before
visiting an A&E department with a minor injury or illness that
could be treated elsewhere. Emergency services are always in high
demand because a lot of people don't know about other
services available to them that might be more suitable for their
needs and concerns.
When is it an emergency?
Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments provide urgent
treatment for serious or life-threatening conditions, see some
here. If your condition is less urgent, you may have to wait a
long time to be seen. Other places you can go for treatment
- your GP
- a minor injuries unit
- your local pharmacy
- walk-in centres
Help and advice
Instead of calling 999, call NHS
111 anytime for free for professional medical
If you need to find out more about your symptoms visit NHS choices.
It may be you have a condition which you can treat yourself at
home. Resting and drinking plenty of fluids can help with common
illnesses. If you have a minor wound, washing it with clean water
and covering it with a plaster or bandage will help prevent
infection. For more information
Please visit the
Bristol Clinical Comissioning Group website for more on your
health and local services.
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