There are lots of NHS services on your doorstep for when you or your family are ill. This list will help you to make the right choices:
Self Care - A well stocked medicine cabinet and rest are the best option for very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries – such as colds and grazes. Click here for more guidance.
Pharmacy - Your local chemist can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without having to wait for a GP appointment or going to A&E. Click here for more information.
GP services - Your GP can help if you have an illness or injury that won’t go away. Simply make an appointment. Click here to find out how your GP practice can help you.
NHS 111 - If you need help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation, call 111. NHS 111 has highly trained operators and clinicians to assess each call and direct it to the most appropriate service. Find out more here. NHS 111 can direct you to the Northamptonshire GP Out of Hours service, between 6.30pm and 8am and at weekends and bank holidays (24 hours). Click here for more information.
Corby Urgent Care Centre on Cottingham Road is open from 8am to 8pm. Further details here.
Accident and Emergency - An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation. A&E departments or the 999 ambulance service should only be used in these situations. Click here for more information.
If you have young children - click here for our guide about children up to the age of 4.
To view a Free Local Services Guide for Corby by the Department for Work & Pensions please click here.
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The earlier, the better
The earlier, the better is a campaign to encourage people to seek help early on from their local pharmacist if they’re feeling under the weather.
It’s especially important over the winter months that elderly people tell a friend, family member or carer if they have a bad cough, cold or sore throat to prevent it getting worse.
If you're caring for or visiting an elderly relative, get advice from your local pharmacist or from www.nhs.uk/asap. This will help prevent a minor illness from developing into something more serious.
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