The information in this leafl et will help you fi nd the right expert care to meet your needs.
One out of every four people who go to A&E could have been treated elsewhere in the community, or could have self-treated. Your local pharmacy can help treat common illnesses.
A&E and 999 services are for life-threatening and emergency conditions only.
By following a few tips, we can all give ourselves the best possible chance of staying well.
friend or neighbour know you are ill.
NHS 111 is a free to call service which will help you when you need to access medical help fast but it is not an emergency. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you access local urgent health care services. Call 111. There is an interpretation service available in many languages and text type.
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is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses,
ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses and
complaints, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and upset
stomachs and aches and pains can be treated with a well
stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest. NHS Choices NHS Choices
is a dedicated website where you can fi nd
NHS 111 is a free to call service which will help you when you need to access
up-to-date and expert advice on a range of illnesses and
medical help fast but it is not an emergency. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
complaints, as well as fi nd your nearest NHS services,
week to help you access local urgent health care services. Call 111.
such as GPs, dentists, pharmacists, Walk-in Centres.
NHS Direct (which will be absorbed into NHS111 in the autumn 2013) is available to give advice and guidance on health issues. Call: 0845 46 47.
Your local high street pharmacy can provide confi dential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common
To fi nd your local pharmacy with longer opening hours, go to www.nhs.uk or
illnesses and complaints, without having to wait for a GP
call NHS 111, or visit www.northsomersetccg.nhs.uk
If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, make an appointment with your GP. They provide a range
To fi nd your local GP surgery, opening times and out-of-hours service, go to
of services by appointment, including medical advice,
www.northsomersetccg.nhs.uk or NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk or call NHS 111.
examinations and prescriptions. For urgent GP care out-of-hours contact your GP surgery.
Minor Injuries Units (MIU) are able to help with minor
injuries and illnesses. The units are equipped with x-ray
and other diagnostic equipment. They can treat injuries
• Clevedon Hospital, Old Street, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6BS.
that are not critical or life threatening. Examples include
strains, sprains, broken bones, minor head injuries and
• Southmead Hospital: 0117 323 5100. Open everyday 9am-8pm • South Bristol NHS Community Hospital: 0117 342 9692. Open everyday:
A&E departments and the 999 ambulance service should only be used in a serious or life-threatening situation. If in
Emergency Department: open all day every day: Weston General Hospital,
doubt ring NHS 111 for advice. Dialling 999 and stating an
Grange Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 4TQ Tel-
emergency situation will result in a response vehicle being
ephone: 01934 636363 For further information, go to www.northsomersetccg.
nhs.uk or NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk or call NHS 111.
John de la Howe School PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION This form is required prior to admissions into either of the Joh n de la Howe School programs. Please have this form completed by your family physician and fax it to (864) 391-2150 . Completion of the physical is not a contract between the applicant, medical facility, or families for placement . All c ost associated with t