North Somerset CCG - Check your options for non-emergency care this Easter

North Somerset’s health leaders are reminding residents to check their options for non-emergency medical care and advice this Easter.

Minor injuries units, out of hours GP services and NHS 111 will all be available throughout the long bank holiday weekend offering fast, local treatment and advice for minor illnesses and injuries such as cuts, burns or sprains.


999 and A&E should only be used for life-threatening medical emergencies such strokes, severe bleeding, major broken bones and serious head injuries.


Patients can check their options for non-emergency care, and get immediate medical advice, by telephoning NHS 111 free from a landline or mobile. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is staffed by trained advisors and experienced clinicians.


Dr Mary Backhouse, Chief Clinical Officer for North Somerset CCG said: “If it’s a serious medical emergency, go to A&E or dial 999 – but for everything else this Easter bank holiday, call 111.


“There are lots of NHS services available throughout the long weekend offering fast, local treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.


“By checking your options you’ll make sure you get the best service for your needs while helping to keep A&E free for those with serious medical emergencies.”


Further information is also available on the CCG website at;