Sefton and partners in the NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are encouraging people to stay well this winter as part of the national NHS campaign.
By keeping fit and healthy, individuals can take control of their own health, manage minor illnesses and effectively manage long-term conditions.
- Through the NHS Care at the Chemist (minor aliments) scheme your local pharmacist can provide confidential, expert advice and medicines for a range of common illnesses and ailments, without the need to see a GP
- When your local GP surgery is closed call NHS 111, who will direct you to the appropriate service available to you in your area
- If you have a long-term condition, prepare for winter by ensuring you do not run out of your medication but do only order what you need. Many pharmacists offer repeat prescription services without the need to see your GP
- Use 111 rather than calling 999 for non-emergencies. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
More information on how everyone can use self-care to improve their health and wellbeing is available on the NHS Choices website.
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