Stay Well this Winter

Choose well (Pharmacy, GP, 111)

Find out more about your local pharmacy, GP and how to use 111 to help get you seen more quickly.

Call 111

Whatever the problem this winter, when you need medical care there’s only one number to remember. Get straight to the help you need. Just think 111 first. Contact the NHS 111 service by phone or online

The benefits of using 111 online or calling NHS 111 first are:

  • you will get to speak with a senior clinician earlier
  • if you do need an urgent face-to-face appointment, this can be arranged there and then, without any further delay. They will know exactly where to go, and when. This will help reduce waiting times
  • by advising you where and when to go we can control queues/crowding
  • you are more likely to get the right treatment, first time
  • you should be seen quickly when you arrive for your appointment
  • you are more likely to get care closer to home

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General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. Patients in Devon can consult their GP from home using e-Consult when surgeries are open. If you need to see a GP out of surgery hours please call 111.

Find out more about GP services 

Find your nearest GP surgery


Pharmacies advise and treat a range of symptoms. This can avoid unnecessary trips to your GP or A&E department and save time. No appointment is needed, and most pharmacies have private consulting areas.

They can help with expert advice and over-the-counter remedies.

Pharmacies can help with symptoms like painful coughs, coughs and colds, earache, sticky eye, skin conditions, allergies, cuts, diarrhoea, water infections, teething and rashes.

Find a pharmacy

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