CCG offers health advice for winter

PUBLISHED: 14:25 23 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:25 23 November 2019


Patients are being reminded they do not need to see a GP or go to A&E when battling with minor ailments.

Winter sees a greater prevalence of colds affect people, putting additional strain on NHS services.

Dr Martin Jones, the medical director at Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG, said: "We know how frustrating it can be when picking up a minor illness takes you away from your daily life.

"That's why we're encouraging people to visit a pharmacist at the first sign of illness to prevent it getting worse.

"With more than 150 pharmacies across our area, you're never far from a healthcare expert.

"Pharmacists can provide all sorts of healthcare advice and treatment without an appointment and are a great resource for providing expert guidance and treatment."

People are also reminded to stay away from surgeries and hospitals if they fall ill with the contagious norovirus vommiting bug.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Somerset Times