The NHS is under more pressure than ever before. Here are 4 things you can do to help us help you:
1. Free Flu Vaccines:
If you are aged 65+ or have a long term medical condition you are entitled to a free flu vaccine at the surgery every Autumn. We are offering the most effective vaccine to every patient group and our GP team strongly encourage all eligible patients to get vaccinated.
2. Get Advice from NHS 111 and Local Pharmacies Before Booking a GP Appointment:
Think you need medical help right now? Call 111 or use 111 Online.
Don't wait until you feel worse. Local pharmacists are highly trained professionals and provide free advice on minor ailments.
3. Cut Unnecessary Use of Antibiotics:
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you, your family and our community at risk. Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern. Find out more and take the Antibiotic Guardian pledge.
4. Self Care for Common Illnesses:
1 in 5 GP consultations are for common conditions such as headaches, backaches and coughs. Self care can help you manage most of these problems. It may mean you don’t have to spend time waiting to see your GP but can get on and start tackling your symptoms. Self care for common conditions can also help free up some of your GP’s time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition. The Self Care Forum has leaflets to help you self care for common conditions. There is local advice from Southwark CCG about what to keep in your medicine cabinet to aid self care.