Don't Let Minor Illness Get You Down - Get Help Early

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is urging people to get help early if they become ill over winter so their condition does not deteriorate.

Winter is a time of year where cold and flu are more prevalent and for the vulnerable such as the young, elderly or those with long term conditions catching something minor can turn into something major.

Natalie Mckee, Head of Urgent Care at LCHS explains: "If you get a winter illness, It is important to take good care of yourself.

"We know that a lot of admissions to hospital over winter are for illnesses that if treated early, could be better managed, avoiding serious illnesses developing. To minimise your risk please seek help as soon as you start to feel unwell."

If you think you need to see a doctor or nurse and the pharmacist is closed visit www.nhs.uk and click on the urgent care button, type in your location or postcode and it will tell you which urgent care centres are open. If you don't have access to the internet please call NHS111, this service can advise on where to go depending on your symptoms.