Flu jab: Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as pneumonia. Flu is a highly infectious illness that can spread rapidly. You may be eligible for a free flu jab if you're at risk of complications from flu. Click here to find out if you can get a free flu jab from the NHS.
Medicines and prescriptions: If you have repeat prescriptions delivered make sure you order them in plenty of time especially if severe weather is forecast. Keep simple remedies for common coughs and colds in stock but remember to consult with your GP or pharmacist if you are unsure what is safe for you to take.
Illness: Don’t put off seeing your GP if you feel unwell, early intervention reduces recovery time and the risk of further complications. Your GP surgery will offer a home visiting service for those unable to attend the surgery.
NHS 111: This is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.