Health Advice

At the moment it can be hard to know what to do if you're unwell or have a concern about your health.

It's important to:

  • get medical help if you think you need it
  • keep any appointments or procedures you have booked – unless you’re told not to go
  • go to hospital if you’re advised to

NHS services have made changes to make sure it's safe for you to be seen during coronavirus. There are also ways to get medical help and prescriptions online or over the phone.

Coronavirus help

If you think you have symptoms of coronavirus and need medical advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.

Health information and advice

The best place to get accurate health information is the NHS website.

The NHS website has information and advice on:

You can also check your GP surgery's website. Lots of GP surgeries have online services where you can get advice and support from your GP surgery team. Find your GP surgery to get its website details.

British Sign Language support

You can use a free British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter video service to help with things like medical appointments, calling your GP surgery or speaking to a pharmacist.

Get support from a BSL interpreter from BSL Health Access

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Page last reviewed: 21 January 2021