As the Easter bank holiday approaches, GPs in Norfolk are urging people to choose the right service for their needs and not to go to A&E unless they have a serious, or life threatening illness or injury.
Members of the public are advised to stock up their medicine cabinets, ensuring they have medication at home to deal with minor injuries and common ailments like coughs, sneezes, colds and upset stomachs.
If you suffer an illness or injury and you’re unsure where to go for the right treatment or if you need urgent medical advice, you can call NHS 111 free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pharmacists can help with a range of common conditions and minor injuries, and many are open until late and at weekends. For a list of pharmacies open over Easter please visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2016/03/easter-bh-norfolk-16.pdf
- Norwich Walk-in Centre is open as usual, 8.30am-7.30pm.
- Cromer Minor Injuries Unit is open 8.30am to 7.30pm
By helping people to choose the most appropriate service for their health needs we can reduce the pressure on the busy A&E department which helps us to see everyone more quickly. Please remember that A&E is for serious or life-threatening emergencies only.