NHS Pressures – Please Help
NHS services across Cheshire are currently under a lot of pressure, with staff working incredibly hard to meet very high demand. Please help us to ensure our services are available for those who need them most.
Ambulance service staff from GMB and Unison trade unions will take industrial action on Wednesday, 11 January 2023.
This means reduced ambulance crews but also reduced 999 and 111 call handling staff.
Please look at the alternative options available for accessing NHS services if your condition is not urgent.
- You can find self-care advice on: www.nhs.uk
- Consider using your local pharmacy for expert help and advice for everyday conditions.
- Online services are available, where you can request repeat prescriptions via the NHS app or your practice patient online service.
- Advice is also available from NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. The online service can provide the same advice and help as the phone service. You will be directed to the best service for your needs if you’re not sure what to do and a clinician call will call you back if needed.
Our staff are still working incredibly hard, and we are here for you, so please continue to come forward for the help you need.
Pre-bookable, routine appointments are also available during the evenings and weekends thanks to the new enhanced access contract. You can access these appointments by speaking to the reception team.
You can also ‘help us help you’ by ensuring you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having your autumn booster dose and your seasonal flu vaccination, if eligible.