Welcome to talkhealth
talkhealth is one of the UK’s leading online social health communities, providing FREE interactive support and information on a wide range of health conditions and subjects. It is a platform for you to ‘have your say’ on current health issues and a place to find in-depth and trusted information. talkhealth allows you the opportunity to take control in decisions concerning your health and wellbeing in a positive way.
Bites and stings
Burns, scalds and electric shock
Chest and back pain
Colds and flu
Dizziness and light headedness
Female sexual health
General illness in adults
General illness in children
Hay fever and minor aergies
Joint pain and swelling
Male sexual health
Rashes and skin problems
Swallowed or inhaled object or substance
Click the link at the bottom of this section to access the NHS Choices Symptom Checker on-line. The tool is designed to check your symptoms and give advice on what to do next. It's faster than phoning and a nurse can call you back for free if required. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
NHS 111 is a new service that has been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS HEALTHCARE SERVICES. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
IF ITS LESS THAN AN EMERGENCY
WHEN YOU NEED ADVICE FAST OR IF THE SURGERY IS CLOSED
Many minor ailments and self-limiting illnesses can be dealt with at home or by visiting a pharmacist for advice. You can find things out on-line and if you are unsure about what to do, contact the NHS 111 service by dialling 1-1-1. It is necessary to sometimes err on the safe side and seek early qualified medical advice - especially in the case of vulnerable patients such as the elderly and very young. However, where ailments do not raise concerns, to help get a better service when you need it, you could consider an appropriate alternative to a GP appointment .
Your local Pharmacist may be able to help
You can use the scheme if you are registered with a GP surgery in the Hull area, don't pay for your prescriptions and are suffering from one of the following conditions set out below:
The service is confidential as pharmacists are bound by NHS confidentiality Regulations and the Data Protection Act. You should take evidence of your identity - eg NHS number. You may still need to visit your GP if the pharmacist advises this or if you need to obtain medication that can only be issued on prescription.
The service is available from participating pharmacies at the times specified by them.
COUGHS AND COLDS
AN ALTERNATIVE TO
RINGING THE SURGERY FOR MINOR AILMENTS.
GET ADVICE FAST
SEARCH NHS CHOICES