There are always lots of bugs circulating around winter and understandably this increases the pressure on the NHS.
We tend to head off to our GP, or worse to A&E, even when we’ve got a minor health problem that could easily be treated in the comfort of our own home.
So if it is not an emergency but you need some medical advice and guidance you can call NHS111 or visit the NHS111 online 111.nhs.uk.
NHS 111 is much more than a help line. The service can provide healthcare advice when you need it, help you arrange appointments or assess if you need an ambulance