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Bassetlaw Primary Care Update

NHS staff across Bassetlaw are working hard to deliver the COVID booster campaign in response to the government’s recent announcement. Local GP practices are working together to both respond to this significant challenge and continue to offer support and care for those with urgent needs. If you have an appointment come in as planned – you will be contacted if things need to change to allow our staff to support vaccinations. We have a range of alternative services available in our community to support people. You can find out more by visiting https://www.bassetlawccg.nhs.uk/. Specific support and advice for children can also be found on https://what0-18.nhs.uk/

Other resources:

https://sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk/ is a website that provides pregnant women, babies, children, young people and families across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw with consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals. You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.

NHS 111

If you have an urgent, but not life-threatening health problem you can now contact NHS 111 First to find out if you need to go to A&E. NHS 111 can book you an appointment at your local A&E or emergency department if this is assessed as appropriate. This means you will have an allocated time to attend hospital and be treated, so you don’t have to wait a long time to be seen and can also help services avoid becoming overcrowded. Your NHS 111 advisor or clinician could also make you a direct appointment with a GP, Pharmacist or Urgent Treatment Centre. They may also be able to give you the advice you need without using another service. NHS 111 can also help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. Get help online https://111.nhs.uk/ (for people aged 5 and over only) or call 111 (all ages). NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.