Choose Well

What to know…and when to go

Information for Portsmouth, South East Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport

We know that sometimes it’s hard to know what to do for the best when you need NHS help in a hurry.

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group have produced this guide to tell you about some of the main alternatives to going to an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department or waiting for a GP appointment.

NHS pharmacists, 111 advisers, minor injuries units and GPs are all able to provide advice and support to ensure you get the right medical help for your needs.

This page provides lots of information about these services and don’t forget, too, there is a really helpful online Health A-Z checker at www.nhs.uk that can help you identify conditions and treatments. And if you’ve got children the Healthier Together website provides you with information to help keep your child safe and healthy, as well as helping you decide what to do when your child is unwell www.what0-18.nhs.uk.

Some of these alternatives might help you be able to talk to someone about your concerns quicker – and get a solution to your problem.

Please help us to help you and try to use the service that best fits your needs – that way we can keep emergency services and appointments free for those who really need them.

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Urgent Care

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