Choose Well - Self-care Choices


Choose well.

For expert help and advice.

Some self-care essentials

• Paracetamol • Indigestion remedies

• Anti-diarrhoeal medicines • A thermometer

• Re-hydration mixtures



is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses and complaints, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and upset stomachs and aches and pains can be treated with a well stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.



NHS Choices

is a dedicated website where you can find up-to-date and expert advice on a range of illnesses and complaints, as well as find your nearest NHS services, such as GPs, dentists, pharmacists, walk-in centres and so on.


NHS Direct 111

provides a confidential telephone service, 24 hours a day, to give advice and guidance on health issues.

Calls are free from mobiles and landlines. An interpretation service is available in many languages.


Your Local Pharmacy


local high-street pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without having to wait for a GP appointment or go to your A&E.

More Information

To find your nearest local pharmacy, look in your local phone directory. You can also go to to find details of your nearest pharmacies and the services they offer.


Your GP

Make an appointment with your doctor for medical advice, examinations and prescriptions.

Out of Hours

If you require urgent medical assistance, advice or appointments which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens call 111 (free call). GP assistance for all surgeries in this area, outside normal working hours, is provided by Hampshire Doctors On Call.


Minor Injuries Unit

For a minor injuries unit, you do not require an appointment.

Southampton Minor Injuries Unit, Fanshawe Wing, Royal South Hants Hospital,

Brintons Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YG. Tel: 023 8071 6539. Open 8am to 9.30pm. All units are open everyday.


A&E and 999

For symptoms or serious illness and major accidents, choose the Emergency Department or 999. Emergency services should only be used in very serious or life threatening situations.

Southampton General Hospital,

Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD. Tel: 023 8077 7222.


Royal Hampshire County Hospital,

Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5DG. Tel: 01962 863535.


Royal Bournemouth Hospital,

Castle Lane East, Bournemouth BH7 7DW. Tel: 01202 303 626.

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