Text to Speach Symbol
RSS Logo
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust logo

UHBW NHS

I’m ill what should I do?

Last updated: 01/04/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19

Our emergency departments are always here for you and your family when you need urgent critical care.

Emergency departments deal with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

If you need urgent medical attention but it's not a life-threatening situation, you could be seen and treated faster at a number of different services available across the region:

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do.

Call NHS 111 first before going to your local A&E department, unless it is a life-threatening emergency when you should call 999.

The service is free to use and available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Minor Injuries

If you have a minor injury such as a sprain, strain, broken bone or minor head injury, you can also go straight to your local Minor Injury Unit (MIU) or Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in Yate, Hengrove or Clevedon.

Pharmacies

Your local pharmacist can give advice and medication for ailments ranging from colds, flu and upset stomachs to urinary tract infections, threadworm, dandruff, insect bites and stings.

Self-care

Self-care is perfect if your condition is something you will be able to treat at home, such as coughs, colds and common childhood illnesses.

GP practice

Your local GP practice can help with non-urgent illnesses or injuries that won't go away. They provide a range of services by appointment including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions, and using a GP can save time as they know your medical history. Please find your nearest GP practice.