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.
Try your local pharmacy first if you’re feeling under the weather; they’re your fastest route to help and advice
Eating well is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. The eat well guide can help you make the right food choices
To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. For example: cycling or brisk walking. All adults should also break up long periods of sitting with light activity.
Quitting smoking will make you healthier and wealthier. When you stop smoking you’ll have more energy, feel less stressed and be protecting your loved ones. If you’d like to quit visit GM Health Hub or call 0300 123 1044 for help and support
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
If you feel you need advice around drinking alcohol, there is help available. A good place to start is with your GP. Try to be honest about how much you drink and any problems it may be causing you. Find alcohol support services in your area
Been feeling down recently? Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Moodzone is here to help.
See a GP if:
- you have been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks your anxiety is affecting your daily life - The Samaritans helpline is available 24/7, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 116 123 (free).
Unless it’s a 999 emergency, you can get urgent medical advice at 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111