If you fall ill during this August bank holiday, would you know where to go for treatment?
NHS 111 is available to call 24 hours, 365 days a year.
Anyone can access the GP Out of Hours service through NHS 111 or will be guided to the most appropriate alternative health service for their needs including a NHS dentist, walk-in centre, minor injury unit, urgent care centre or pharmacy)
In Lincolnshire, NHS 111 has been up and running for over two years, has dealt with over 400,000 calls and 92% of callers were satisfied with the service.
Dr Sunil Hindocha, of NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The NHS 111 service is well established in Lincolnshire and provides callers with health advice and information 24 hours a day if you don’t know where to turn.
“Your local pharmacy offers treatment for many common symptoms such as stomach upsets, migraines, headaches, cold and flu symptoms, hay fever, mild rashes and cystitis.
“You can find your local pharmacy at www.nhs.uk
“A&E stands for Accident and Emergency, not anything and everything.
“Please only call 999 or visit A&E unless it is a genuine emergency.
“By choosing the right health service this bank holiday you will be treated quicker.”