The internet has a wide range of information about various illnesses, diseases, medical conditions and their symptoms. Some of these internet sources may not be reliable and so if you are concerned about your health or are worried about potential symptoms, it is recommended that you either:
- consult your GP
- contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647. They also have an online symptoms checker available at http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en/CheckSymptoms and also via a Smartphone app
The Walk-in Centre (located within the Millennium Centre on Corporation Street) provides treatments of minor injuries and illnesses, or they can refer you to other NHS services if appropriate – no appointment is necessary and the facility is open 365 days a year.
Your local Pharmacy can also offer you advice around symptoms, medication and minor ailments.