Get the treatment right.

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment. It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. 

  • Self-care
    Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.

 

  • Your Local Pharmacist
    Pharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time - you don't need an appointment. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Your local Pharmacist can also advise on healthy eating. Some pharmacists have private areas where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest you visit your GP for more serious symptoms. It is possible to purchase many medicines from the chemist without a prescription. 

 

  • NHS Walk-In Centres
    NHS Walk-In Centres offer convenient access to a range of NHS services. You can receive treatment for many ailments including: infection and rashes, fractures and lacerations, emergency contraception and advice, stomach upsets,cuts and bruises, or burns and strains. NHS Walk In Centres treat around 3m patients a year and have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and A&E services. Some centres offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.

 

  • Accident & Emergency (A&E)
    Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as: loss of consciousness, pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia,
    acute confused state, persistent, severe chest pain, or breathing difficulties. If you're injured or seriously ill, you should go, or be taken, to A&E. If an ambulance is needed you can call 999, the emergency phone number in the UK. You can also dial 112, which is the equivalent for the European Union.

Major A&E departments offer access 365 days a year and usually open 24 hours a day. Be aware that not all hospitals have an A&E department.

 

Contact Us

Riverside Branch
Riverside Centre for Health
Park Street
Liverpool
L8 6QP View map

Tel: 0151 295 9213
Fax: 0151 295 0348

Picton Branch
Picton Neighbourhood Health And Childrens Centre
137 Earle Road
Liverpool
L7 6HD View map

Tel: 0151 295 3333
Fax: 0151 295 3334

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