Pharmacy Public Health Campaign
Using Services Appropriately- April 2014
We have been working in conjuction with Lincolnshire County Council on their recent Public Health Pharmacy Campaign.
We are looking to:
• make people more aware of the range of services available to them, including community pharmacies, if they have a minor illness, ailment or injury to ensure that they get fast, effective treatment
• support self-care for minor ailments
• ease the pressure on busy A&E, 999 and GP services and their staff
Self Care - For the treatment of common illnesses ensure you have a well stocked medicine cabinet
Pharmacy - Your Pharmacist can save you a trip to your GP. Health advice and information on over the counter medicines to treat common illness and injuries
GP - Make an appointment with your GP if symptoms persist for three weeks
Walk-in Centre / Minor Injuries Unit - For treatment of minor illness and minor
injuries, no appointment needed
Call 111 - For urgent medical help that isn’t a 999 emergency call 111, available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
A&E or 999 - for critical or life-threatening situations.