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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 nhs.uk 

Visit www.nhs.uk/staywell 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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