The NHS is here to help you when you’re poorly but there are things you can do to get the best out of your NHS. By following the expert advice of NHS staff, you can prevent an illness getting worse, take the best course of action and get well again sooner.
Hannah Keach, Sister at Royal Derby Hospital, has given some advice about which NHS services are available to help your urgent illness or injury.
She said: “Minor Injury Units and Walk in Centres can help you and your family with a wide range of urgent conditions including broken bones, minor burns and minor injuries.
“Millions of families use them every year as they are a quicker and easier alternative to other NHS services and you don’t need an appointment.”
You can find out what services are available near you by entering your postcode into the NHS service search.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping themselves healthy. Our hospitals are going to be busy this winter so please listen to our advice and help us to help you stay well.