As things are winding down at the CCG and many are preparing to spend time with families and friends, it is good to pause and think about those who are unwell or will become unwell over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
When your GP surgery is closed, please ring 111 (free from landlines and mobiles), where you will be taken through a triage process to tell you what you need to do and where you need to go. Please keep your medicine cabinets stocked with self care medicines – paracetamol, indigestion remedies, rehydration salts, (for upset tummy with diarrhoea) antihistamines, plasters , thermometer to look after yourself and your family. Your community pharmacy can advise on minor ailments. Keep warm, look out for those around you , especially during any colder weather and hopefully enjoy some relaxing times.