A&E and 999 services are for serious accidents and emergencies only
For emergencies, some GPs have walk-in surgeries. And when your GP surgery is closed their out of hours GP service is there for you. Call your surgery to be redirected to the out of hours service.
The NHS provides a range of convenient services for all your healthcare needs
To find your local health services, use the search boxes above to choose the service you need and type in your postcode.
NHS Choices allows you to search for a wider range of services. It also provides health and lifestyle information and tools to help you live well. At nhs.uk/livewell you can find advice on healthy eating, stopping smoking, pregnancy, drinking and alcohol, sexual health, losing weight and managing long-term conditions.
Your local pharmacy
When you feel unwell but don't need to see a GP or nurse, visit your local pharmacy. As well as dispensing prescriptions and selling over the counter medicines, your pharmacy or chemist has a lot more to offer. Pharmacies can provide advice and treatment for minor ailments without prescription, health and lifestyle advice, and direct you to other sources of support, advice or treatment. Some pharmacies provide a free NHS Health Check for people aged 40-74.
Your GP surgery
When you feel unwell you should seek advice and treatment from your pharmacist. If your pharmacist can't help, make an appointment with your GP. Your GP or practice nurse will consult with you, assess your symptoms, and discuss with you the best options for your care.
If your condition is not urgent then you should expect to have an appointment with a GP within two working days. Routine appointments can be booked in advance at a time and date suitable to you. If you think you need more than 10 minutes to discuss your health with your GP, you should ask to book a longer appointment.
Walk-in centres and minor injuries units
For fast access to health advice, emergency contraception and treatment or minor ailments, infections, or injuries such as cuts, strains, sprains and broken bones, use a walk-in centre. Some are open from 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year.
Minor injuries units are there for the treatment of such things as cuts, sprains, minor burns or broken bones.