MORE GP APPOINTMENTS
Recent changes mean that Greater Manchester can offer more out-of-hours GP appointments. So wherever you live in the region, you’ll be able to get an evening or weekend appointment with a doctor or health professional in your local area.
OTHER WAYS OF STAYING WELL
Bugs and viruses spread fast – and can be dangerous for some. So make sure you protect yourself and those around you this winter.
Try your local pharmacy first if you’re feeling under the weather; they’re your fastest route to help and advice
Keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home, and take all medicines that are prescribed to you
Keep warm and eat well to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems – cold weather can be harmful, so heat your home to at least 18°C
Look out for family, friends and neighbours who may be more vulnerable
Book a free flu jab if you’re a carer, over the age of 65, pregnant, have a long-term health condition like asthma or diabetes, or have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40
- Toddlers aged 2 or 3 can get a free nasal flu vaccination at their GP surgery
- Children (from reception up to year five) can get a nasal vaccination at school, with the consent of a parent
Unless it’s a 999 emergency, you can get urgent medical advice at 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111