1. Flu Jab
If you’re eligible for the free flu vaccine, get it now – it’s free because you need it. Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications for children aged 2-8 years old, people age 65+, pregnant women and anyone with a long-term health condition. Speak to your GP or pharmacy….
2. Keep warm, keep well
Winter conditions can be seriously bad for your health, especially for people aged 65+ or with long-term health conditions. If possible:
- keep your home heated to at least 18⁰c
- keep your bedroom window closed at night
- keep active when indoors
- wear several layers of light clothes rather one bulky layer
3. Think Pharmacy first
Make sure you keep your medicine cabinet stocked with any essentials you might need if you’re feeling under the weather. Your local Pharmacy can help you manage most common illnesses and you don’t need to make an appointment. You can also speak to your pharmacist about many healthcare issues including long-term conditions.
4. Know who to call and where to go
Patients registered with a Manchester GP can also get a routine planned appointment until 8pm on a weekdays, between 9am and 6pm at the weekend . Find out more about GP extended services.
You can also call NHS 111 or visit NHS 111 online for non-urgent, fast medical help – available 24/7
Our walk-in centres are open 365 days a year for minor illness and injuries. Find your nearest walk-in centre.