NHS services are there for you when you need them. But many people are using some services, such as A&E and their GP, with problems that could be treated elsewhere. This makes these services very busy and means you and others may have to wait longer to be treated.
The NHS is doing everything it can to prepare for the extra pressures and demands over the busy winter months.
Find your local urgent health service
NHS 111 offers health advice and reassurance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Simply dial 111.
You can watch a short film for people with learning disabilities, autism or both which shows what NHS 111 is, on YouTube.
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Local Treatment Care and Walk-In Centres
Visit your Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) or Minor Injury Units (MIU)
A & E
The Emergency Department is located at East Surrey Hospital. It should only be used if you are seriously ill or it is an emergency.
The key to a healthy winter is to get help early, before your condition worsens. Your local pharmacist can help with much more than you may think and most pharmacies provide a private consulting room for confidential conversations. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
To find a local GP to register with you can visit the NHS Choices website or contact NHS 111 (dial 111).
If you or someone you know needs medical help and your usual GP surgery is closed, contact NHS 111 (dial 111). You may receive guidance on self-management or you may be directed to your local out of hours service.