Day 1

Doing your Christmas shopping this weekend?

Don’t forget to add any repeat prescriptions you may need, to your list.

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Day 2

Not as good on your feet as the Strictly contestants?

NHS 111 can help you find the best health service to go to after slips, trips and falls.

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Day 3

Getting organised?

You can book GP appointments and find local health services on the new NHS App.

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Day 4

Stay healthy this winter - You can ask your local pharmacist to show you how to use your inhalers properly.

Take a breather from your Christmas preparations – learn how to use your inhaler, take it with you at all times and speak to a health professional early if symptoms worsen.

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Day 5

At the early signs of coughs and colds seek advice from your pharmacist – see their opening times.


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Day 6

Save yourself some time

You can get health advice and buy many medicines over the counter at your pharmacy without a GP appointment.
Have some supplies at home ready to go.

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Day 7

GP practices will be closed #Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Find out when your GP is available over the holiday period, and call 111 if you need help while they are closed.

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Day 8

Getting party ready?

NHS111 can’t help you choose an outfit but they can advise which health service to use.

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Day 9

You may be able to get urgent health care more quickly than you think.

Find out where your nearest urgent care centre is.

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Day 10

Keeping warm can help stop respiratory conditions worsening

Keep your house heated to at least 18C and wear a hat, scarf and gloves when you go outside.

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Day 11

Not sure what to do or where to go for health advice this #Christmas ?

Call 111 or search NHS111 online.

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Day 12

Today we’re rounding off our ’12 Days of Christmas’ advent calendar. Here are some top tips for a happy, ‘elfy Christmas.


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