A guide to services
We have a wide range of professionals who are there to help and support you.
You will need to register with a GP - to find a GP in your
area, use the NHS Choices Find Services System at:
www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories Your GP can advise, give
medicines and information on other services. You will need
to make an appointment. After 6.30pm weekdays, at
weekends and public holidays most services are covered by
a GP out-of-hours service. Check with your local surgery.
Your local pharmacist can provide advice on most common
health issues. They can suggest and dispense medicines
and other health products. There are often pharmacists in
supermarkets and many are open late. Visit www.nhs.uk
where you can find the service locator that will help you
find the pharmacy nearest to you. The local NHS operates
a minor ailments scheme (Care at the Chemist) that you
can access via your local pharmacy. Most pharmacies
provide this service but if they don’t they can direct you to
one that does. You can see your local pharmacist for a
confidential consultation for a wide range of ailments
including coughs, colds, sore throats, pain and
temperature and lots more. Any medicine dispensed is free
if you do not pay for your prescriptions.
Our Contraception and Sexual Health Clinics offer
confidential advice, all methods of contraception including
free condoms, pregnancy testing, advice on unplanned
pregnancy, chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing and
treatment. All are free of charge.
Teachers and tutors can be great people to talk to. If they
cannot help they will be able to point you in the right direction.
School nurses are registered nurses who have professional
experience in supporting the health needs of all school
aged children. The School Nursing Team works with
parents, carers and children and young people of school
age to provide confidential advice and support on issues
such as sexual health, emotional health, physical health
and long-term condition management.
It is really important that you visit your dentist twice a year
and take care of your teeth and mouth daily.