Posted by: karenbarron2 - Posted on:

• NHS services across the North East & Yorkshire region are experiencing extremely high demand at the moment – this includes GP practices, which are extremely busy

 If you need advice for a minor/mild illness or injury, in the first instance, please look at the self-care advice that’s available on-line from the NHS at www.nhs.uk or contact your local pharmacy

• Please watch the following online video to help you choose the most appropriate service for your needs: 

• Please read the following to help advise you about NHS services during the Festive Holidays: 


• If you want to check your symptoms, there is an on-line symptom checker available at 111.nhs.uk, which will re-direct you to a health professional if you need to be consulted by someone

· The 111 online service is effective and efficient and endorsed by your GP.  You will be dealt with more quickly using 111 online than calling 111.  Go to www.111.nhs.uk 

Please reassure patients that they should attend their general practice appointments on industrial actions dates unless contacted and told otherwise.