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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.

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.

Bank holiday opening times:

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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.

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Walk In Centre

These centres provide consultations, guidance and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, as well as emergency contraception and sexual health advice. There are two centres on the Fylde Coast, both operating seven days a week from 8am onwards.

WALK-IN CENTRE
Telephone: 01253 953 953
Open seven days a week,
8am – 8pm
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SAME DAY HEALTH CENTRE
Telephone: 0300 123 1144
Open seven days a week,
8am – 10pm
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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