Local people asked to use NHS services wisely
NHS needs your help to ensure services are available for those most in need.
People across Bradford District and Craven are being asked to make sure they use the most appropriate service for their needs as demand increases across the country.
GPs at NHS Bradford District and Craven CCGs are reminding people to choose wisely when it comes to deciding which health service to use.
Local A&E departments and emergency services are particularly busy at the moment; as are most areas across the UK. The latest cold turn in the weather will likely see an increase in demand for accident and emergency services, seeing waiting times increase for those who attend for minor illnesses or injuries that could be better treated elsewhere.
If you’re unsure which service is the right one for your health needs you can call NHS 111 for free from a landline or mobile. NHS 111 is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week and the team can arrange out-of-hours GP appointments as well as provide details of your local pharmacy.