Stay Well in Leeds
Doctors in Leeds are urging people to choose the best service for their needs if they are feeling unwell or have a minor injury and to think carefully before going to the Emergency Department.
GP surgeries are usually the first contact if you have a health problem. They can treat many conditions and give health advice. They can also refer you to other NHS services.
Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery to access NHS services. It's free to register.
You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.
If you're feeling unwell and not sure what to do, answer questions about your main symptom and get NHS medical help near you.
You can either go online at 111.nhs.uk or telephone 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Calling NHS 111 is an important first step to accessing other health services such as urgent treatment centres and walk in centres. You will initially be given a remote consultation and then informed when to attend in order to maintain social distancing.
Imagine a world where antibiotics don't work. With the rise of antibiotic resistant "superbugs" there are four steps we can all take to help stop antibiotic resistance:
- Never store or save antibiotics for another time
- Never share antibiotics with others
- Take antibiotics as prescribed by a healthcare professional
- Never demand antibiotics, follow the advice of a healthcare professional.
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There are also a range of community based services that can support you to stay well in Leeds.
Digital Health Hubs are dedicated community organisations and locations with trusted people on hand to help their service users overcome barriers to digital inclusion so that they can access relevant information and tools to improve their health and wellbeing.
Digital Health Hubs are responsive to people’s interests as well as their needs, they take a holistic approach in supporting people to:
- Manage their health and wellbeing
- Access digital health services (using NHS and GP services online)
- Developing their digital skills and confidence and overcoming digital inclusion barriers.
The community wellbeing hub supports the health, wellbeing and happiness for older people from the Black, Asian, minority ethnic community.
The community wellbeing hub supports people who:
- have physical or mental health needs (including frailty)
- are isolated or vulnerable
- have a carer who needs a break
- phone support to check how you're doing
- information and advice about any problems you're having
- signposting to other organisations that can help
- access to other care and support services if you need them
- group activities within and outside the hub
- training and information sharing/workshops
- working to tackle stigma and stereotypes and to break down barriers faced by minority groups.