Choose Well Campaign
NHS Nottinghamshire North & East encourages people to choose the right treatment and the best place to go.
Seasons change and we look forward to many things – like leaves on the trees in spring, sunshine in summer and frosty mornings in winter! But these can also bring with them a whole range of health problems, from hayfever, bee stings, food poisoning from a dodgy barbecue to falls in the snow and ice.
But there’s no need to worry, because your local NHS has got you covered.
By choosing how to manage various sorts of health problems correctly, you can help save lives. Two million people who go to A&E could either self-care or have been treated elsewhere in the community. The estimated cost of treating people who go to A&E but who could have either self-treated or gone elsewhere, is £136 million a year. For this money, we could employ 6,500 more nurses.
What’s more, 12 per cent of people admit to having used A&E in the past even when they knew there was nothing seriously wrong with them.
A&E departments or calling 999 should be for genuine emergencies and people who are badly injured or showing symptoms of a critical illness such as chest pain. However, if you are worried about something the NHS is always there to help.
By making the right choices at the right time, you can get the best treatment through the NHS. As well as self-care many every day illnesses can be easily managed at home, while advice is freely available from:
Walk in Centre
By choosing the right health care, you can help save lives.
For more information please visit our website www.nottinghamnortheastccg.nhs.uk/