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Help us help you to get ‘to the right place first time’
We want to remind people that the NHS is still here to help you should you suddenly fall ill or get injured. To help you be seen in the right place, at the right time by the right healthcare professional you need to use the most appropriate service.
Services are open but many health services are currently operating in different ways to keep you and our staff safe. Social distancing and infection control procedures mean there is less waiting space in GP and A&E waiting room areas as over-crowded waiting rooms would provide an unacceptable risk to patients due to coronavirus. Face coverings are compulsory in all healthcare settings to protect yourself and our staff. Children under 11 and those unable to put on or wear a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or disability do not have to wear a face covering.
If you think you have any symptoms of coronavirus you must not go to your GP practice, pharmacy or hospital. If you need help in a life threatening emergency please tell the 999 call taker if you have coronavirus or symptoms of this, and mention this to paramedics on arrival. The advice for people with suspected coronavirus remains the same, stay at home and self-isolate. If you think you have the symptoms of coronavirus, such as a high temperature, loss of taste or smell or a new continuous cough, please use the online NHS 111 coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help. If you are unable to use online services then you should call NHS 111.
Pregnant women, people living with cancer or those with long term conditions are particularly reminded not to delay seeking or accessing health and care services should they need them. It's still important to get medical help if you need it. If you're advised to go to attend an appointment made for you, it's important to go.
You can help the NHS to help you stay well by; preventing an illness getting worse; taking the best course of action; to help you get well again sooner.