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'Think' campaign

19 December 2023

Our colleagues in health are encouraging everyone to 'think which service' is right for their needs as the winter starts to bite.

Winter puts extra pressure on the health and care system as seasonal illnesses and ailments circulate and the cold weather worsens some health conditions.

By launching the 'Think' campaign, NHS Derby and Derbyshire is reminding residents there are lots of places where you can get help with health problems, including:

  • pharmacies – for coughs, colds, flu, aches, pains, rashes, ear and eye care, stomach ache and urinary tract infections among other ailments
  • NHS 111 Online – if you or someone you're with has a medical problem that isn't life-threatening but requires immediate help, or tel: 111
  • GPs – if you have persistent, recurring problems that are not improving with self care
  • urgent treatment centres (UTC) – for urgent, but not life-threatening conditions such as sprains and strains, suspected broken bones, high temperatures in children and adults and mental health concerns. There are 5 urgent treatment centres across Derbyshire and Derby
  • hospital emergency departments – for serious or life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as signs of a heart attack or stroke, severe difficulty breathing, heavy bleeding, seizure or sudden confusion

Find out more about the Think campaign and where to get help on the Joined up Care Derbyshire website.