If it’s urgent, it’s urgent, please don’t wait
Your GP practice and hospitals are open so if you have an urgent health concern, please don’t wait. Promptly seek help for emergencies, possible cancer signs and attend immunisation appointments.
Call your GP surgery or 111 out of hours. For emergencies phone 999.
Restarting health services
Work is underway to restart a range of local and national health services which were postponed when the NHS was placed on an emergency footing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be done on a phased basis over the coming weeks and months and appointments will prioritised by clinical need. If your operations or appointment was postponed staff will be contact you direct to reschedule your appointment and you do not need to contact your GP or hospital as this will happen automatically as soon alternative arrangements can be made.
This will take time as not all health services will be able resume immediately or be able to return to normal working arrangements due to the ongoing need to maintain separate areas to treat patients with Covid-19. Physical distancing and infection control measures to protect patients and staff will limit the number of people who can attend at any one time and reduce previous service capacity.
A number of updates on specific services are also available below.