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If you need advice when we are shut - PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU GO TO A&E  Call 111

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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.

NHS 111
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.

 Pharmacies
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
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.


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PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

PALS The NHS employs over a million staff in thousands of locations. It is a large and complex organisation providing a broad range of services. It is not surprising that sometimes you or a loved one may feel bewildered or concerned when using the NHS. And this can be at times when you are feeling at your most vulnerable and anxious.

So, what should you do if you want on the spot help when using the health service? The NHS expects all members of staff to listen and respond to you to the best of their ability. But sometimes, you may wish to talk to someone employed especially to help you. The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.

PALS also helps the NHS to improve services by listening to what matters to patients and their loved ones and making changes, when appropriate.


What does PALS do?

In particular, PALS will:

  • Provide you with information about the NHS and help you with any other health-related enquiry
  • Help resolve concerns or problems when you are using the NHS
  • Provide information about the NHS complaints procedure and how to get independent help if you decide you may want to make a complaint
  • Provide you with information and help introduce you to agencies and support groups outside the NHS
  • Inform you about how you can get more involved in your own healthcare and the NHS locally
  • Improve the NHS by listening to your concerns, suggestions and experiences and ensuring that people who design and manage services are aware of the issues you raise
  • Provide an early warning system for NHS Trusts and monitoring bodies by identifying problems or gaps in services and reporting them.

Find out more

If you would like more information about PALS, the functions it is intended to provide and the standards it should strive to achieve , follow this link.

 
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