Campaign launched to urge people to make ‘the right call’

View - Main entrance sign to Stoke Mandeville Hospital
View - Main entrance sign to Stoke Mandeville Hospital
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Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) has launched a new campaign encouraging people to make the ‘right call’ over the winter.

The campaign will run over the autumn and winter and aims to help local people find the right service when they have a health problem which cannot wait, but is not a life-threatening emergency.

They are asking people to call NHS 111 to be directed to the right local National Health Service to deal with their concern.

Right call posters and leaflets will be on display in GP surgeries and pharmacies right across the Aylesbury Vale region during the course of the campaign.

A pop-up health roadshow is also taking place at Friars Square Shopping Centre on Friday, October 11 between 10am and 5pm when NHS staff will offer advice about how to find the right health service quickly.

Dr Kevin Suddes, the lead GP in unscheduled care at Aylesbury CCG said: “We want to make sure that people with worrying health problems which are not life-threatening get the right advice and treatment quickly.

“Accident and emergency services are under pressure over autumn and winter so other NHS services can often be a quicker and better choice for non-emergencies.

“If your health problem is urgent, but not life-threatening, then it’s the right call.”