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Stay Well This Winter

Winter can be seriously bad for our health but there a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter: 

  • If you are at risk of complications from the flu, make sure you get your free flu vaccination
  • It is important to keep warm in winter, so heat your home to at least 18°C (65°F), if you can, you might prefer your living room to be slightly warmer
  • At the first sign of a cough or cold, get immediate advice from your pharmacist before it gets more serious
  • Speak to your pharmacist about medicines you should have in stock over winter
  • Pick up prescription medications before the Christmas holidays start as many GPs and pharmacies will close over the holidays
  • If you need help over the holiday period when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 or visit 

Visit for more information on how you and your family can prepare for winter.

Winter wellness

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You can get faster and better treatment by choosing the right health service.

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Contact your GP.
Your surgery provides same-day treatment and advice for many urgent health problems.

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Visit a pharmacy.
They offer expert medical advice and treat most minor injuries and illnesses. Many are open late and close to home.

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Call NHS 111.
You will receive immediate health advice from a highly trained advisor. It’s open 24 hours a day and is free to call. Find out more »

Saturday GP and nurse appointments

Find it difficult to attend appointments at your GP practice during usual opening hours? Ask your surgery about a Saturday appointment – they are available to all patients registered with a Camden GP at three locations in the borough.


Where's your nearest Urgent Care Centre?

If you need immediate health advice or treatment - and it's not serious or life threatening – you can get help from an urgent care centre rather than going to A&E.

Mental health crisis line

If you require urgent help for a mental health condition call the Camden and Islington crisis line on 020 3317 6777.  It’s open 24 hours a day and anyone can call.

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