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Self care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. A range of common winter illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.
Self care - essential information. Ensure your medicine cabinet is well stocked with:
- Anti-diarrhoeal medicine
- Rehydration mixture
- Indigestion remedy
- Plasters and a thermometer
Visit here for more tips on how to stay well this winter and also the Gov.uk website for information about the Warm House Discount Scheme.
Visit your pharmacy when you are suffering from a common winter health problem that does not require being seen by a nurse or doctor. Your pharmacist can provide advice on common winter illnesses and the best medicines to treat them.
If you have an illness or injury that just will not go away, you should contact your GP. They provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. All Oldham's GP Practices are open a minimum of 8am-6.30pm, Monday-Friday - please phone the practice first.
To find your local GP surgery, visit the NHS website at www.nhs.uk, or to get help with registering or for more information,please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel you may need to see a doctor urgently when your local surgery is closed, call 111.
Oldham's walk-in service
Oldham’s walk in service, on the ground floor of the Oldham Integrated Care Centre, remains suspended due to COVID-19.
A&E and 999
Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation. A&E Departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or being badly injured. Dial 999 in case if a medical emergency.
A&E in Oldham is at Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham.