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Think Why A&E?

A&E is for serious and life-threatening emergencies only

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Selfcare

Minor illnesses, ailments and injuries can be treated with plenty of rest and a well-stocked medicine cabinet that includes painkillers; cold and flu remedies; plasters; and a thermometer.

Fact sheets
To help you get to grips with treating common ailments and illnesses at home you can download some easy to understand fact sheets.

Antibiotics
Antibiotics are effective drugs, as long as they are used to treat the right illnesses. Find out more…

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Pharmacy

Pharmacists offer a range of health services. As well as dispensing prescriptions and other medicines, your pharmacy can provide free, confidential expert advice and treatment for a variety of common illnesses and complaints, without having to book a GP appointment.

Find your nearest pharmacist by visiting the service search section of the NHS Choices website.

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GP

If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, make an appointment with your GP. They provide a range of services by appointment, and when absolutely essential, can make home visits. If you need to see a GP outside of the surgery’s normal opening hours, telephone the surgery and your call will be forwarded to the GP out-of-hours service.

Evening and weekend appointments are now available with GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals for routine pre-booked services.  Find out more

 

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Walk In Centre

These centres treat serious but not life-threatening illnesses and injuries for people of all ages.

There are two centres on the Fylde coast, which both open seven days a week, from 8am until 8pm.

Blackpool Walk-in Centre
Telephone: 01253 953 953
Open seven days a week,
8am – 8pm
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Fleetwood Same Day Health Centre
Telephone: 0300 123 1144
Open seven days a week,
8am – 8pm
VIEW LOCATION
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NHS

NHS 111 is a free telephone service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You should call 111 if you urgently need medical help or information, but your situation is not life-threatening. When you dial 111, you will be directed to the best local services to make sure you get fast and effective treatment.

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A&E

A&E departments treat patients with serious or life-threatening illnesses and injuries, so you should only call 999 or visit A&E when your situation is an emergency. Using a more appropriate service will save you time and could save lives

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