NHS Health at Home campaign supports managing health at home


Posted on 2 June 2020 (Permalink)

To maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, you are advised to stay at home as much as possible. While you are at home it's still easy to get NHS help and support using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

The Health at Home webpage has information on how to:

●  contact your GP

●  order repeat prescriptions

●  manage long-term conditions

●  maintain your mental and physical wellbeing

If you need an NHS service, try to do it online first. If you cannot get what you need this way try asking a friend or family member to help you, or speak to your GP surgery on the phone.

When to go in person

You should still go to hospital in a serious or life-threatening emergency, or if you feel very unwell.

You should also continue to attend appointments for ongoing treatment, unless you have been told not to.

Otherwise, speak to the GP, hospital or other NHS care provider. They will tell you if you need to go in person.

Using NHS 111 

For urgent medical advice, the NHS 111 online website will tell you when and where to get help, and can arrange for you to be contacted by a nurse if needed.

Only call 111 if you are unable to get help online. In an emergency, dial 999.

Find out more at: nhs.uk/health-at-home