Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Useful health service information for over the festive period

Healthwatch Sutton have provided the following useful information:

Find out what health services will be open locally during the festive period. Check up on local pharmacies’ and other NHS services’ opening hours by visiting the NHS Service Search website:http://www.nhs.uk/service-search

Bookmark good online sources of health information, such as NHS Choices, which can offer reassurance and allow you to confidently manage a health problem. Useful information on when to seek help for a variety of health complaints is also available from the Self Care Forum, at http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/

NHS 111 can help you if you’re not sure which service to use.  It is open 24/7, 365 days a year and is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics.  Staff can also help you with health information and provide reassurance about what to do next

Why not download the Health Help Now app, which contains a wealth of expert advice on keeping well? This NHS app has information on which local services are open, including pharmacies able to supply an emergency prescription. Visit the Health Help Now website at www.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk or download the app from Google Play or app stores

Advice Link Partnership Sutton provides the Healthwatch Sutton Information, Advice and Complaints Advocacy Service

If you need information, advice or support to make a complaint about a health or social care service you can call 020 8254 2616 or complete the online referral form http://bit.ly/2cNg5U1


December 22, 2016 Posted by | Information | , , , | Leave a comment


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