The NHS has launched a campaign to help people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to choose the right health service when they are feeling unwell or are injured – allowing busy services like A&E to treat people who need them most.
Across the country, approximately 47 per cent of people attending an A&E department could have received the same service via their GP, by telephoning NHS 111 or by calling in at an NHS walk-in centre, minor injuries unit or urgent care centre. Local people are being asked to Think ABC before A&E.
NHS 111 is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year and is free to call from your landline or mobile phone. If you are injured or unwell but not sure what to do, dialling 111 is a good start. Read More
Your GP surgery should be your first port of call for non-urgent, on-going illnesses or injuries. Many GPs are open longer hours and offer emergency appointments for urgent cases. More details
Your nearest minor injuries unit can help with a number of urgent minor injuries and you could be seen much more quickly than at A&E. Find your nearest Minor Injuries Unit