Reseidents and out of town visitors who suffer any minor illnesses and injuries this winter are being urged to use the Brighton Station Health Centre.
“If you do need urgent care that is not an emergency when out and about in the city this bank holiday, you can get treated quickly without an appointment at the Brighton Station Health Centre. There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to and it offers easy access to quick treatment from 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday.”
There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to use the walk-in centre and it offers quick treatment close to home from 8am-8pm in the city centre.
Alternatives to A&E also includes NHS 111 is also available all day every day and https://111.nhs.uk/ is available to check symptoms online around the clock.
A pharmacist can also help with flu, offering treatment advice and recommend flu remedies, and give guidance on giving medicines to children. No appointment necessary to see a local pharmacist and most have private consultation areas, and will say if you need further medical attention.
Residents also benefit from easier access to evening and weekend appointments, available at GPs across the city. The service sees GP practices working together to offer patients appointments at more convenient times when they call their local practice. Patients can make an appointment between 6.30pm to 8.30pm at night in the week and from 10am to 4pm on a Saturday and Sunday. These appointments are in addition to the usual GP surgery opening hours from 8am to 6pm.It means that when patients contact their doctor they will be offered appointments at an accessible time and day at surgeries in the city where appointments are available, which may not always be patients usual practice.