Choosing the right service for you this winter

Doctors are urging people across North East Hampshire and Farnham to be one step ahead this winter by thinking about which health service they might need to treat a potential illness or injury.

Learning about the different options now means people and their families can receive prompt treatment and advice when they need it.

From the local pharmacy right the way through to the emergency department at hospital, there is a wide range of services that can help.

Dr Peter Bibawy, Clinical Chair of NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “As we head into winter and towards the Christmas and New Year period, the risk of illness rises because of colds, flu and other viruses becoming more widespread.

“Wet or freezing weather can make for slippery conditions and lead to more injuries too.

“Knowing which service to turn to is important as it gets us to the right treatment and advice without delay.”

Pharmacists are highly-trained medical professionals who can offer advice and guidance for many common ailments, without the need for an appointment.

NHS111 offers an urgent service for anybody needing treatment but unsure where to go for help or advice.

GP practices now provide extended access appointments in the evenings and at weekends and many offer same-day urgent appointments. Most surgeries also now offer their patients electronic consultations too.

Please only dial 999 or attend the hospital emergency department in a genuine emergency.

What is a CCG?

A clinical commissioning group is an NHS organisation set up by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to organise the delivery of NHS services in England.  It is clinically led by GPs and clinical staff who work with patients and are best placed to make decisions about local healthcare commissioning.   Find out more about the CCG

Find a local service

There is a wide range of health services available for local residents. You can the services finder below to search for a service near where you live.

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