People living in South Norfolk are encouraged to be aware of the best ways of managing their health over the Easter Bank Holidays.
If you need medical advice over Easter, use the health helpline '111', which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Pharmacies are also able to assess and support a range of minor conditions as well.
These services do not replace the 999 number, which you should ring in an emergency.
There are a number of ways that people can access the advice and treatments they need:
- Cold and Flu: Self care at home - take pain-relieving paracetamol, stay well hydrated and rest.
- An itchy rash on the skin: Pharmacy - Pharmacists will be able to assess a rash and provide medication to help alleviate symptoms.
- Stomach ache: GP or Pharmacist - your Pharmacist will be able to provide indigestion remedies, but if a stomach ache persists, your GP will be able to advise on the best course of investigation and treatment
- Cut to the finger: Walk-in centre - visit either the Timber Hill Health Centre, Norwich or the Cromer Minor Injuries Unit which are open over public holidays
- Sprains and strains: Walk-in centre, self care at home or GP - for a fall or sprain, visit the walk-in centres for assessment, rest at home or make an appointment to see your GP.
If you need to visit a pharmacy over the Easter Bank Holiday period, the document below contains a list of pharmacy locations and opening times.