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Local people and holiday-makers enjoying a summer break on the east coast are being urged to look after their own health while making the most of the skills of their pharmacist through a new campaign designed to ease the pressure on GPs and A&E departments.

 

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched the “Guide to your local NHS” awareness campaign to encourage people to go to the right place if they need help with their health. Its aim is to keep GP appointments and A&E free for those in the greatest need while also helping NHS resources to go further.

 

The campaign’s 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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