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The High Street Surgery

High Street Surgery

High Street
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 1JE
Phone: 01502 589151
Fax: 01502 566719
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If you are on holiday and visiting the area, there are steps you can take which may save you a trip to a doctor.

 

Key messages are:

 

1. Pharmacists can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, and you won’t need to wait for a GP appointment.


2. NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help or advice urgently but it is not a life-threatening situation.


3. If you’ve forgotten your medicine, visit a pharmacist who can arrange for it to be sent to the pharmacy you’re at.


4. Please remember A&E is for limb and life threatening emergencies only.


5. To find a local pharmacy or GP surgery, visit NHS Choices online at www.nhs.uk or call 0300 311 22 33.


6. If you have an appointment at a local GP surgery, be open to be seen by a variety of specialists including healthcare assistants, nurses, clinical physicians and physios.


7. Self-care is about looking after yourself. If you’re a visitor, most hotels and holiday parks have a first aid kit and some basic medication available. If you’re at home, keep your medicine cabinet well stocked with items such as painkillers, antiseptic and plasters.

 


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