Well being info and recommendation
The most effective place to get correct well being info is the NHS website.
The NHS web site has info and recommendation on:
You too can examine your GP surgical procedure’s web site. A number of GP surgical procedures have on-line providers the place you may get recommendation and assist out of your GP surgical procedure crew. Find your GP surgery to get its web site particulars.
Assist and assist from a GP
If you might want to contact a GP, don’t go into the surgical procedure in individual.
Your GP surgical procedure will then provide you with recommendation about what to do.
A cellphone or video name with a GP, nurse or different healthcare skilled could also be booked for you.
You will solely be requested to go to the surgical procedure if completely obligatory.
Your GP surgical procedure could also be very busy in the mean time and you will have to attend longer than ordinary to talk to somebody if it is not pressing.
On-line providers and apps
If you happen to’re registered with a GP surgical procedure, you should utilize on-line providers and apps which will will let you:
- order repeat prescriptions
- see elements of your well being file, together with check outcomes
- e-book, examine or cancel appointments
You might not have the ability to e-book appointments in the mean time. Please examine your GP surgical procedure’s web site for contact workers (find your GP surgery to get its web site particulars).
If you happen to can e-book an appointment, it’s more likely to be a cellphone or video appointment.
Discover out how to start using online services.
You probably have a repeat prescription that you just normally request at your GP surgical procedure or pharmacy, you are able to do this on-line.
You may order repeat prescriptions utilizing:
Don’t go to your GP surgical procedure or pharmacy to order prescriptions. Name them if you happen to can not order your prescription on-line.
While you order your prescription, order it on the similar time and in the identical quantity you normally would. Don’t order greater than you want as this may increasingly imply another person might be unable to get their drugs.
Learn extra about how to order repeat prescriptions online.
In England, some routine dental therapies at the moment are obtainable once more.
Adjustments have been made to maintain you and the dental care crew protected.
Contact your dentist by cellphone or electronic mail. Solely go to if you happen to’ve been informed to.
If you happen to assume you want pressing dental therapy, don’t go to a dentist.
As a substitute:
They may give you recommendation, enable you to contact an pressing dental service or prepare therapy if wanted.
Don’t contact a GP. They can not present dental therapy.
Sexual well being clinics
Name a sexual well being clinic if you happen to need assistance or recommendation about sexual well being points like sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or contraception.
Clinics will be busy, so it’s possible you’ll want to attend to your name to be answered and it’s possible you’ll must name greater than as soon as.
Solely go to a clinic if you happen to’ve been informed to.
If you happen to want contraception, name your GP surgical procedure or a sexual health clinic as quickly as potential. Solely go in individual if you happen to’ve been informed to.
You will normally have a cellphone or video session. You will get an digital prescription you should utilize to gather your contraception from a pharmacy or get it delivered.
It might probably take longer to get contraception in the mean time and a few varieties are usually not broadly obtainable.
You will be informed about different varieties of contraception you should utilize if you happen to’re unable to get the sort you need.
Some adjustments have been made to hospital providers:
- your appointment could also be cancelled or rescheduled – maintain going to any appointments you normally have, until you are informed to not
- some appointments could also be on-line, by cellphone or by video call
- it’s possible you’ll be requested to come back to your appointment alone, if you happen to can
- you need to put on one thing that covers your nostril and mouth if you go to a hospital
If you’re having surgical procedure or a process:
- you, the individuals you reside with and anybody in your assist bubble could must self-isolate earlier than you go into hospital
- it’s possible you’ll want a check to examine in case you have coronavirus earlier than you go into hospital
Your hospital will contact you with extra details about what you might want to do.
If you happen to’re suggested to go to hospital, it is necessary to go.
Pressing medical assist
If you happen to want pressing medical assist, use the common NHS 111 online service.
The 111 on-line service asks questions on your signs that can assist you get the enable you to want.
Name 111 if you happen to want pressing assist for a kid underneath 5 or can not get assist on-line.
Emergency medical assist
For all times-threatening emergencies, name 999 for an ambulance.
Attempt to keep away from going straight to A&E as a substitute of calling an ambulance.
British Signal Language assist
You should utilize a free British Signal Language (BSL) interpreter video service to assist with issues like medical appointments, calling your GP surgical procedure or talking to a pharmacist.