Non-Urgent and Emergency Care

What is Non-Urgent and Emergency Care?

Non Urgent Care Services offer advice and treatment for minor illnesses or injuries where you cannot wait for a routine appointment with your GP.

Some of the services that provide none urgent care are:

  • NHS 111
  • Pharmacy – Minor Ailments Scheme
  • Gp Practice Urgent On The Day
  • Emergency Appointments 
  • Walk In Centres

What Is Emergency Care Services?

Provide treatment for Life threatening conditions, this could be a serious illness or injury such as chest pain, severe loss of blood or choking.

Some of the services that provide emergency care are:

  • The Ambulance Service
  • A&E

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve.

It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete’s foot.

But by visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.

Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time – just walk in.

All pharmacists can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help clear up the problem.

If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP instead.

What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.

If everybody went to a pharmacist with common health problems, more time would be freed up for our GPs; this might make it easier to get a convenient appointment with your GP next time you need one.

So, if you have a common health problem, a trip to your local pharmacy is an option.