Advice from the North West Surrey CCG ___________________________________________________________________________
Look after yourself ... Coughs and colds - grazes and hangovers You can treat these at hoe - in fact, that's the best place for you. Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries, A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home, simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.
Make sure that your medicine cabinet is well stocked with:
Aspirin (not for under 16 years)
Pharmacist ... Diarrhoea - headache- Sore throat - Painful cough - Runny nose - Minor illnesses - Upset stomach - Skin conditions. Your Pharmacist is a health care professional who can provide advice and treatment for these common conditions, as well as dispensing prescriptions.
All 60 Pharmacies in North West Surrey offer advice and medicines for a range of conditions, without an appointment. Free emergency contraception is also available at some local Pharmacies.
Find details of your nearest Pharmacy, at: www.nhs.uk
Your GP ... Persistent earache or backache - Uncontrolled or persistent high temperature or vomiting These are some of the things your GP can help you with. Your GP is your first port of call for ongoing illnesses or injuries.
Your GP provides a wide range of services by appointment. They will be able to assess and address your immediate health needs. GP practices are the best place to manage common illnesses and your ongoing medical conditions. They will also advice you if you need any follow-up for tests or management.
Your GP surgery will either offer you an appointment in person, or discuss on the telephone if you think your condition is urgent.
Many surgeries are open longer hours. If you surgery is closed, call NHS 111
Walk-in Centres ... Cuts - Sprains - trains - Eye Infection - Minor burns or scalds If you have an urgent, but non-life-threatening injury or illness, then you can attend a Walk-In Centre at Ashford Health Centre, Weybridge Hospital or Woking Hospital - no appointment is needed.
Always consider an alternative service appropriate for your needs.
WEYBRIDGE WALK-IN CENTRE - Weybridge Primary Care Centre, 22 Church Street, Weybridge, KT13 8DY
Monday - Friday - 7.00am - 7.30pm Weekends and Bank Holidays - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Monday - Friday - 7.00am - 7.30pm Weekends and Bank Holidays - 9.00am - 7.00pm
ASHFORD HEALTH CENTRE - Ashford Hospital, London Road, Ashford TW15 3FE
Seven days a week - 8.00am - 10.00pm
A&E ... Blacking out - Bleeding you cannot stop - Severe chest pain - Choking - Loss of consciousness - Stroke These are all emergencies and you need urgent hospital care.
999 Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation. A&E Departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness, or have bad injuries that could be life-threatening.
If you have one of the conditions stated, dial 999 or go immediately to your nearest A&E Department. ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL - Guildford Road, Chertsey, KT16 0PZ
ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL - Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX
FRIMLEY PARK HOSPITAL - Portsmouth Road, Frimley, GU16 7UJ