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Choose Well

Make the right decision about your healthcare! Westbury Group Practice are keen to educate patients about the different services available to patients. By making the right choice at the right time, you can get the best possible treatment through the NHS. If you’re ever unsure where to go, call 111. The team at NHS 111 will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Read the articles below to ensure that you are making the right decision about your care.

DoctorLink

DoctorLink will know! Brought to the practice in 2019, Doctorlink is a great tool for helping you decide where to get the best help for your ailment. Not setup yet? Click the button below to learn how!

Self Care - Stay Well

Self-care is perfect if your condition is something you will be able to treat at home. In fact, home is the best place for you. A big part of your recovery from minor ailments is to rest and drink plenty of fluids. You can plan ahead by stocking up on healthcare essentials you might need, like paracetamol. Ask your pharmacist for advice on stocking your medicines cabinet. Self-care is about keeping fit and healthy and understanding when to get advice.

NHS Choices - Information

Your complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.

 

NHS Choices puts patients in the driving seat, giving them access to information not previously available to them so they can make informed decisions from advice about healthy eating to identifying the right hospital for their treatment.

Pharmacies - Basic Care

Local pharmacies can offer you fast and convenient clinical advice for a wide range of minor health concerns, with no appointment needed. Most community pharmacies can now offer a private consultation room if you need to have a private conversation. 

 

Pharmacists are experts on medicines and how they work. They're also able help you decide whether you need to see a doctor.

GP Surgery - Routine Care

General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care. Your local surgery provides a range of services, including general medical advice and treatment, prescriptions, referral to a specialist or hospital, immunisations and tests.

NHS 111 - Advice & OOH

For urgent medical needs that are not emergencies, NHS 111 is a free national phone number able to provide advice at any time on where and how to receive the most appropriate treatment. You can call 111 when your surgery is closed.

 

The phone service and website are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need a translator you can ask for one.

Walk-In Centres - Urgent Care

NHS walk-in centres offer fast and convenient access to healthcare advice and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. They are open from early morning to late evening, seven days a week. They are run by experienced NHS nurses, and you don’t need to make an appointment. Minor Injuries Units are for patients with less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes. You do not need an appointment to visit an MIU.

A&E or 999 - Emergencies

It is often very obvious when emergency care is needed for serious injury or illness. You should get medical attention by either taking the patient to the nearest Accident & Emergency department or by calling 999 for an emergency ambulance. An emergency is a life threatening situation such as heavy blood loss, suspected broken bones, persistent chest paint, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, overdosing or poisoning.

Useful Contacts

Please see below a list of useful telephone numbers for healthcare services.

Service


Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service
Arriva Transport 
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership
Bath Clinic
Boots Westbury
Bratton Surgery
Carers Support
Emergency Services
Frome Hospital

Health Trainers
Health Visitors
Independent Health Group
John Preddy & Co.
Link Scheme
Lloyds Westbury
National Domestic Violence Helpline
NHS 111
Patient Advice & Liaison Service

Patient Transport Advice Service
Prescription Ordering Direct
Registrar
Royal United Hospital
Salisbury District Hospital
Samaritans
Shaunaks Westbury
Social Care Helpdesk
Trowbridge Hospital
Warminster Hospital
Wiltshire CCG
White Horse Health Centre

 

Telephone Number

01225 325680

08456 006068

01225 325680

01225 835555

01373 822819

01380 831911

08001 814118

999

01373 454770

03000 034566

03002 470090

03330 100362

01373 822998

01373 859669

01373 827283

08082 000247

111

08003 897671

01278 727410

03001 236242

01225 713007

01225 428331

01722 336262

08457 909090

01373 888088

01225 713001

01225 711300

01985 212076

01380 728899

01373 828330