Invite to carers’ event 15 June at East Surrey Hospital
On Thursday 15 June Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust will be hosting the 4th carers’ information event in the Postgraduate Education Centre atrium within East Surrey Hospital from 2.30pm – 5.30pm.
If you need advice when we are shut - PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU GO TO A&E Call 111
Find health help over the holidays through innovative NHS web app
Our GPs provide a range of services by appointment and will be able to assess your immediate needs as well as refer you into a specialist service. If the surgery is closed, there are other NHS services available as an alternative to A&E.
Using the right health service for your needs can prevent you waiting around in A&E, ensure you receive the appropriate treatment more quickly and free up local A&E staff to help those patients with the most serious conditions.
Health Help Now App
Whether you have sprained your ankle, have a baby with a high temperature or a child who is being sick, the app can guide you to the service that will help you best. The app is free to use and available online at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net. It lists common symptoms and helps you to find the best place for treatment in East Surrey. If you need treatment for a minor injury on a Sunday, to find a pharmacy late at night, or are not sure where to go for care, Health Help Now can help.
When it's less urgent than 999, call NHS 111.
NHS 111 is the free telephone service for people in East Surrey to call for medical help fast when it is not a life-threatening situation. NHS 111 is there to help people get the right help, at the right time, especially at weekends and out of hours. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Calls are handled by team of trained advisers and experienced nurses and doctors who will assess and direct to local services that can best help. Remember 999 is for serious and life-threatening emergencies only.
Pharmacist can provide advice and treatment for common conditions as well as dispensing prescriptions. A number of local pharmacies in East Surrey offer advice and medicines for a range of conditions, without appointments. You can find details of your nearest pharmacy at www.nhs.uk
Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. Coughs and colds, diarrhea, headache, hangover and minor illnesses can often be treated at home, simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.
Calls to and from the surgery are recorded for training and quality purposes.
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Dr Gordge has now retired and her patients will be cared for by Dr Wakefield.