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Healthcare assistance this Easter

29 March 2018

If you need healthcare assistance this Easter, make sure you know which service is right for you.

Remember, A&E is for genuine emergencies only. If it isn’t an emergency, here are your options:

  • Contact your GP. If their practice is shut, call 111 – available 24 hours a day – where trained advisors, supported by clinicians, can offer advice or arrange for you to see a doctor or nurse, if appropriate.
  • Visit your pharmacy. Pharmacies are rostered to be open over the Easter break in communities across Great Yarmouth and Waveney and can assist with a range of illnesses, infections, headaches, coughs and colds.
  • Check your medicine cabinet. For minor injuries and illnesses, people should self-care at home using a well-stocked first aid kit containing antiseptic cream, plasters and painkillers.

When it comes to your health, please choose wisely this Easter.

For details of all pharmacies open in Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond, please see the NHS England website here - https://www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/our-work/pharm-info/