All sections of the NHS are always under great pressure during the winter, which is why members of the public are asked to choose services wisely.
- Many common ailments can be managed at home with over the counter medicines from your pharmacist, for example coughs, colds, norovirus and dry skin. Please ask your pharmacist.
- You can often treat the flu without seeing your GP and should begin to feel better in about a week. Most people who have flu can look after themselves safely with rest, painkillers and plenty of fluids. People may need to seek medical advice if symptoms do not ease after a week, or if they are pregnant, over 65 or have a long term illnesses, for example heart/breathing complaints,
- Ask your GP practice for an appointment if you really do need to see a doctor or nurse.
- If you are unsure, or if it is urgent and you cannot get a GP appointment, you can call 111
- The walk-in centre in Norwich is open 7am-9pm, 7 days a week.
- Cromer Minor Injuries Unit at Cromer Hospital is open 8am-7.45pm, 7 days a week.