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Choose the right NHS service for you and your family

Strike action is taking place from 7am on Friday 11 August to 7am on Tuesday 15 August that will affect NHS services.

Services are likely to be busier than normal and some hospital and GP appointments may be cancelled. Attend your scheduled appointment if you haven’t been told it is cancelled.

It’s important for people to prepare early where you can, to look after yourself, friends and family with any long-term health conditions and avoid any preventable trips to A&E.

If you need medical assistance, please choose NHS services wisely to make sure care is available to patients who need it most. It is important that residents who need urgent medical care come forward as normal, especially when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.

NHS 111 online or calling 111 offers quick advice on the best option for you to get the care you need. If you have a health concern that is not life-threatening, support is available at NHS 111 online or by phoning NHS 111.

If it is a life-threatening emergency such as serious illness or injury, you should still call 999.

Make sure you have enough of any medication you need and remember pharmacists can also support with minor medical problems.

If you need advice from a pharmacist, use the NHS Find a Pharmacy site, which will be updated regularly to show the opening hours of local pharmacies.

GP services are still open. If you have a health concern, use the NHS 111 service for quick health advice, or contact your GP practice.