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Health tips for a safe summer in Suffolk

Please follow this NHS guidance on staying safe and how to access the right care quickly if you feel ill or need urgent or emergency treatment.

NHS 111

Think 111 first

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

  • Go to 111.nhs.uk (if the poorly person is aged 5 or over)
  • Call 111 to speak to a fully trained advisor

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you’re deaf and want to use the phone service, you can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service: NHS 111 (BSL) interpreter service or call 18001 111 on a textphone.

 
 

Consult a local pharmacist

Our local pharmacists are your first port of call for a number of minor ailments such as: coughs, colds, sore throats, eye infections, hay fever, tummy troubles, aches and pains, constipation, diarrhoea, bites and stings, sunburn, blisters and minor cuts and grazes.

Use the NHS pharmacy finder to find your nearest pharmacy by town, city or postcode. Or ask your accommodation provider where the nearest pharmacy is.

Video: How our local pharmacy teams can help with bites and stings

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Video: How our local pharmacy teams can help with dehydration

Video: How our local pharmacy teams can help with hay fever

Video: How our local pharmacy teams can help with minor burns and scalds

 
 

999

Call 999 in a medical emergency when someone’s life is at risk. The coastguard can also be called via 999 if someone is in difficulty in the sea.

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Stay well in Suffolk

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