Access NHS Choices to see if you can manage things yourself. It has an extensive easy to use guide which will help you decide if you need to see a pharmacist or need to seek medical help.
Ask your local pharmacist for advice. Your pharmacist can give you advice for many common minor illnesses, such as diarrhoea, minor infections, headache, travel advice or sore throats, as well as advice on your medications.
On the day Rapid Access Clinic/Urgent appointments are available if you are feeling unwell and need to be seen on the day. Please call the surgery and you will be offered either an appointment within a few hours or a call back from a triage doctor. If needed, you will be seen by a member of the medical team which includes both doctors and Advanced Nurse Practitioners
If it is not something which needs rapid assessment, you should book a routine appointment with a doctor or nurse of your choice. This is usually possible within 2 - 3 weeks and can be booked online if you have a password (available from reception). There are now early morning and late evening appointments for working people.
Call NHS 111 (when the surgery is closed) if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. You can also call NHS 111 if you're not sure which NHS service you need.
Call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.