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Accessing the Right Care

Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group

Need treatment or health advice in the Harrogate district?

There are more options than you might think...

Self-care

Minor symptoms (headaches, sort throats, stomach upsets etc)can be treated with off-the-shelf medicines - available from your local pharmacy, convenience store or supermarket

Pharmacy

Expert advice and treatment for minor symptoms and conditions.  Some are open late and on on weekends-no appointment necessary.  Find your nearst pharmacy via www.nhs.uk

GP Practice

For more significant illnesses and ling-term medical problems, make an appointment with your GP. When your practice is closed, call 111 to access urgent GP services. Don't forget - order your repeat prescriptions in good time before weekends and bank holidays.

Minor injuries

Your GP may be able to treat minor injuries, call the practice to check. There is also a Minor Injuries Unit at Ripon Community Hospital, Firby Lane, Ripon HG4 2PR. Open 7 days a week 8am to 9pm.  Offers a nurse-led service to treat minor injuries like cuts, burns and fractures. No appointment is necessary.

NHS 111 - the free phone service

Not sure which service you need?  NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help. whatever the time. Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency.  The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

A&E or 999

For serious injuries and emergencies only.  There is an A&E department at Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate HG2 7SX.  there are also A&E departments at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton and at York Hospital

Further information is available on the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk

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