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Accessing free health advice and information

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Your local pharmacy team can give you free advice health advice  for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, aches and pains.

At a pharmacy you can buy basic medicine or get prescriptions your doctor gives you.

Most people pay £9.65 for medicines their doctor prescribes. You can buy other medicines cheaply from the pharmacy.

Some people get free prescriptions. Who can get free prescriptions – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

There are pharmacies in most areas. Find your nearest pharmacy – NHS (www.nhs.uk)


Find a GP (free family health)

GP surgeries can treat many conditions and give health advice. They can also send you to other NHS services for further help.  It’s free to register. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

How to join a GP surgery – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Get help now (free 24/7 health advice and help)

If you think you need medical help right now, NHS 111 online can tell you what to do next.

Call 111 or get help from 111 online. If you need help now.

If you think it’s a health emergency (free emergency help)

Find your nearest A&E or Call 999