Local residents are being urged to use NHS services wisely and ensure they choose the right service for their illness or injury.
There are a wide range of local NHS services available:
Ask your pharmacist
Pharmacists are experts in many aspects of healthcare and can offer advice on a wide range of long-term conditions and common illnesses such as coughs, colds and stomach upsets. You don’t need an appointment and many have private consultation areas, so they are a good first port of call. Find your local pharmacy here or visit https://beta.nhs.uk/find-a-pharmacy/.
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.
They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.
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When your GP practice is closed you can access the GP out-of-hours service by calling NHS 111. The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if they think you need to be seen by a health professional, they will refer you to the Out Of Hours GP service.
Minor Illness and Injury Units
Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings.
If you require urgent medical attention fast when your GP surgery is closed call 111. You can also ring 111 if you want to contact a GP out of hours.
Centres can be found at:
Urgent Care Walk In Centre, George Eliot Hospital, Eliot Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ, open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Rugby Urgent Care Centre, Hospital of St Cross site, Barby Rd, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5PX, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This servcie is for patients over the age of 5 years. If your child is under 5 and requires care please take your child to University Hospital, Coventry.
Minor injuries centres
Stratford-upon-Avon Hospital, Minor Injuries, Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NX Open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week
- Minor injuries only
- X-ray available Mon – Fri only
- Nurse-Practitioners only (no doctor on site)
- No emergency contraception
- No prescription service
Suitable for all ages with cuts/grazes/sprains/wrist and ankle fractures, etc.
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.