Feeling under the weather?
Try self-care – A well-stocked and secure medicine cabinet will help you treat many common illnesses. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines available over the counter. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label, and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.Read more: Feeling under the weather?
Need advice for minor health problems?
Speak to your pharmacist – Your nearest pharmacy can give on-the-spot advice and sells remedies for a wide range of problems including stomach upsets, aches and pains, allergies, coughs and colds.
If you are registered with a doctor in Mansfield or Ashfield and you are exempt from prescription charges, Pharmacy First offers you the chance to see your pharmacist without an appointment and if necessary, get the same medicines your doctor would have given you for a wide range of minor ailments.
Your pharmacist is a qualified healthcare professional who can help with your health problems and can also advise you on where best to get further help if needed.
Have a minor illness or injury?
You can go to an NHS Walk-in Centre.
At the NHS Walk-in Centres you can see an experienced nurse or doctor for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. There are Walk-In Centres at: London Road, Nottingham; Ashfield Health Village and Stapleford Care Centre.
- Nottingham Walk-in Centre is open every day including weekends and Bank Holidays between 7am and 9pm.
Need advice on a health problem?
You can call NHS Direct 24 hours a day on 0845 4647 for a confidential nurse-led telephone assessment and advice service that can point you in the right direction for further treatment. A health information text phone service for the deaf and hard of hearing is available on 0845 606 4647.
You can also find health information at www.nhs.uk
Do you need to speak to a doctor?
Call your GP for an appointment.
There are also GP-led health centres opening where you will be able to see a GP without being registered with them. There is a GP-led health centre in Ashfield Health Village, open from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.