If you’re feeling unwell and you are unsure about where to go then our Choose Well guide will help you choose the right place for treatment. Here in HARINGEY we have a range of local NHS services to choose from and it doesn’t have to be A&E.
Self Care - A lot of illnesses or symptoms, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, upset stomachs and aches and pains can be treated in your home by using a well-stocked medicine cabinet and getting plenty of rest.
Some self-care essentials; stock you medicine cabinet with:
- Anti-diarrhoea medicine
- Re-hydration mixtures
- Indigestion remedies
Please do not give aspirin to children under 16 as this can lead them to have serious complications.
For further information, visit NHS Choices - www.nhs.uk
NHS 111 is a free to call service which will help you when you need to access medical and dental help fast but it is not an emergency.
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is able to help you access local urgent health care services: Call 111 free from a landline or mobile.
Your local pharmacist is a highly trained healthcare professional, and can give you advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them.
Most now have a quiet area, where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately and many are open during the evenings and weekends.
To find you rnearest pharmacy, visit NHS Choices www.nhs.uk or call NHS 111
NHS Walk-In Services
Walk-In services treat minor illnesses and injuries that do not need a visit to A&E.
You do not need an appointment and will be seen by an experienced nurse or doctor.
Tel: 0208 887 8354
Evergreen Primary Centre,
1 Smythe Close
Finchley NHS Walk-in Centre
Tel: 0208 349 7470
Finchley Memorial Hospital
A&E or 999
Accident and Emergency departments and the 999 ambulance service are to be used in a serious or life-threatening situation. A&E provides immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured. If you telephone 999, the telephone adviser may send a response vehicle to your location.
Emergency services are very busy. They should only be used in very serious or life threatening situations.