Locals urged to flag up urgent health concerns despite pandemic

NHS Forth Valley is reminding locals to still contact community health services and hospitals with urgent health concerns despite the pandemic.

NHS Forth Valley is reminding locals that local community health services are still open and urge people not to wait if they have an urgent health concern, despite the pandemic.
NHS Forth Valley is reminding locals that local community health services are still open and urge people not to wait if they have an urgent health concern, despite the pandemic.

It is urging people not to wait as local community health services and hospitals are open and locals are advised to always seek help for emergencies, possible cancer signs and attend immunisation appointments.

As part of a national initiative called NHS Pharmacy First Scotland, pharmacists are able to offer free treatment for a range of common health conditions without the need for a prescription. These include urinary infections, impetigo, conjunctivitis, vaginal thrush and eczema. Pharmacists across Forth Valley also provide a local service which provides free treatment and advice for minor skin conditions and skin infections such as dermatitis, cellulitis, insect bites and nail infections.

For more info about the NHS Pharmacy First Scotland scheme, visit: www.nhsinform.scot.

People are also reminded that if they need to see their GP or another member of their practice team they should call their GP practice for advice.

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