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Service Advice as Health Services Experience Extreme Pressure

02 Jan 2018 14:15:35


LOCAL people are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms, helping health services to help them to stay well and treat those most in need as health services go through an extremely busy time.

Health services, including A&E, across Rotherham are currently experiencing extreme pressure, however help is at hand for those who need it. Remember, your local pharmacist is a mine of useful health care information if you’re feeling under the weather. They are highly qualified to give advice on a wide range of common health problems and the best medicines to treat them. They prescribe from a range of medications so you don’t even have to go to your doctor for some things.

Local GP practices are now fully open as normal for appointments, 8am - 6.30pm, following the festive break. Appointments to see a GP are also available on Saturdays and Sundays, 8am to 11am, at hubs across Rotherham covering all the local population. Patients should speak to a receptionist at their own practice who can book an appointment and advise where to attend.

Dr David Clitherow, local GP and GP lead for urgent care at NHS Rotherham CCG, said: “Most ailments and illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, aches and pains can be self-treated at home with a well-stocked medicines cabinet. NHS 111 and pharmacists are highly qualified to give advice on a wide range of common health problems and the beat way to treat them.

“At this time of year most people, especially children, get coughs and colds, however pharmacists can prescribe free oral paracetamol. The best way to look after someone with a cold or cough is to make sure they have plenty to drink and if they have a temperature, paracetamol will help. You do not need to visit a doctor, instead if the symptoms persist you should contact your pharmacy to get the right medicine for your illness.

“Choosing the right treatment over the next couple of weeks will help patients get better quicker and help clinicians to help those in most need of medical attention.”
 

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