Sometimes our urgent care services are not always used in the right way. Each year we see an increase in the number of people visiting Accident and Emergency (A&E) when they could have received the help that they needed from their Pharmacist, GP or our walk-in service at Ashton Primary Care Centre.
The Right Treatment Right Place campaign aims to give you the information you need to help you find healthcare advice and services should you or a family member become unwell. It uses a simple traffic light system to give you information on three areas of care:
Self Care: Lots of health problems can be treated just by looking after yourself at home.
Professional Health Services: Pharmacists, GPs and Dentists are all qualified to provide a range of medical advice and treatment.
Accident and Emergency: For serious or life threatening situations only.