Where To Go for Help Over Winter
An awareness campaign has been to launched to make sure people know the best place to go for healthcare over the winter.
Right Care Right Place has been rolled out earlier than in previous years to help Scots know which health setting is best for their medical concerns, and in turn to help alleviate pressures on the NHS and social care ahead of an expected increase in demand.
The campaign, featuring targeted advertising on television, radio and online, tells people how to access the most appropriate care for their physical or mental health needs.
The public is advised to use self-help guides on the NHS inform website, visit their local pharmacy for advice, telephone NHS 24 on 111, or contact their general practice surgery. Accident & Emergency departments should be used only for genuine emergencies.
The series of self-help guides on NHS inform include advice on the most common winter illnesses, based on the health concerns raised on calls to NHS24 on 111.