Healthy Advice Online
As the weather gets colder and coughs and colds start to spread, it’s important to know where to turn for health advice and information. Your local pharmacist is always a good source of advice and then there’s also a website for Bucks – www.bucks.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk which lists common symptoms and offers suggestions for treatment, with the most effective and popular options listed first. The services section of the site provides direct links through to local GP websites, where in many cases you can now book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online. However, if you’re worried or not sure, call 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. If the illness or injury is life-threatening, don’t hesitate, call 999 straight away.