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NHS BROMLEY - CHOOSE WELL campaign A&E to Self-care and all inbetween

CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLACE TO GO:

A&E or 999

Urgent Care Centre

GP, & out-of-hours GP or dentist

Pharmacy

NHS Direct helpline

Self-care

999 or A&E

999 Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments should only be used in a critical or life-threatening siuation. A&E departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured.

Dial 999 and go immediately to your nearest A&E. The Bromley A&E Department is based at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington, BR6 8ND. Tel: 01689 863000 www.slh.nhs.uk

Urgent Care Centre

If you have an urgent and severe but non life threatening illness or condition that you are unable to wait to see your own GP then attend the UCC. Always consider an alternative service appropriate for your needs - THINK FIRST, CHOOSE WELL

Visit the Urgent Care Centre at Beckenham Beacon, 379 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 3QL, 01689 866037 open 8am-8pm or The Urgent Care Centre at the Princess Royal University Hospital 01689 863000

GP

If you have an illness or injury that just will not go away, make an appointment with your GP. They provide a range of services by appointment, including mdical advice, examinations and prescriptions. Find a GP online at www.nhs.uk or call the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 389 5118 who will help you to get registered

If your surgery is closed, call the usual practice number and you will either be given a number to call or be automatically diverted to the EMdoc service. Their number is 020 8676 3263

EMdoc

EMdoc is the Emergency Doctors On Call service for Bromley residents

This service is available at two locations: The Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington and Cator Medical Centre, Beckenham

Urgent Dental Services

For pain relief, minor dentaltrauma and bleeding following extraction. For help findingyour nearest dentist call 020 8776 3830 or text SMILE to 64746

For out of hours emergencies call 020 8776 3685

Pharmacist (find your local 24hrs pharmacist at www.nhs.uk)

As well as dispensing prescriptions, your pharmacist can provide you with advice about a range of common conditions such as aches, colds, skin conditions, allergies and rashes.

Free emergency contraception for under 25 year olds is available at some local pharmacies. For further details go to www.selondon.nhs.uk/bromley. If you text PHARMACY to 64746 you will receive three free texts with details of your nearest pharmacy

NHS Direct Helpline (0845 46 47 www.nhs.uk)

For confidential health advice and information around the clock call 0845 46 47. Calls cost a maximum of 5p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary. Your service provider may charge a minimum cost per call. A confidential interpretation service is available in many languages.

For internet information on all aspects of health and health care go to www.nhs.uk This website allows you to check your symptoms, check hundreds of conditions and treatments and find telephone numbers and addresses for most NHS organisations, including hospitals and GPs. Text phone 0845 606 4647

Self-care

Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. A range of common winter illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well sticked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest

Make sure that your medicine cabinet is well stocked with:

Paracetamol, A Thermometer, Antihistamines, Aspirin (not for under 16yrs), Rehydration Mixture, Anti-diarrhoea Medicine, Plasters, Indigestion Remedy

Remember, if you are over 65 or have a long term health condition or are pregnant, you can get a free flu jab from your GP

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