KNOWING the right place for medical help over the Christmas holidays can help you get the treatment you need faster.

This includes making sure your medicine cabinet contains the basic items required to help you deal with any minor health issues at home and calling the free NHS 111 number when you need help urgently.

At NHS 111, help is at hand from a team of highly trained experts and, if needed, you can be given a booked time slot at an urgent treatment centre or even an A&E department.

This year it is vital that everyone across Sussex does everything they can to help slow the spread of coronavirus by washing their hands frequently, wearing a face covering, and following social distancing guidelines. Further details are on the gov.uk website.

Patients should not attend a GP practice, pharmacy or other service if they have any of the symptoms of coronavirus – high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste. Instead, they should stay at home and book a test.

Medical care in Sussex this Christmas

  • Self care
  • Pharmacy
  • NHS 111
  • Your GP practice
  • Urgent Treatment Centre
  • 999 and A&E

Your care advice 

Pharmacy opening times