Self Help for Patients
Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns. They can help with your medicines, repeat prescriptions, minor illnesses, disposing of old medicines as well as many other services. To find out more visit www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/what-to-expect-from-your-pharmacy-team/
One in four people experience a mental health problem each year. For advice and support please click on the link https://www.healthyminds.whct.nhs.uk/mentalhealthsupport
Patients requiring treatment for a minor injury are advised to contact NHS111 (http://111.nhs.uk/) .
Patients can use the NHS111 online service (http://111.nhs.uk/) (if patient is over the age of 5 years) or call NHS111 to speak to a trained adviser who will assess their symptoms and direct them to the most suitable healthcare service for their need. If required, they will book an appointment to attend an MIU for treatment.
Patients can also walk-in to any of Worcestershire's Minor Injury Units. Please check locations and opening times below prior to travelling.
Patients who attend our sites as walk-ins should be aware that other patients in the waiting room may have a pre-booked appointment and be called in for treatment ahead of others. Please be assured our teams will continue to see you as quickly as they can.
If you have musculo-skeletal pain, a GP appointment is NOT required to request for a Physiotherapist appointment. Patients can self-refer to the local Physiotherapy team.
The self-referral form is here: hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/physiotherapy/move-to-improve (http://www.hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/physiotherapy/move-to-improve/)
Social Prescribing recognises that some of life’s problems can make you unwell and health conditions harder to deal with. Social Prescribing offers options to link patients with local support sources to improve your health and wellbeing.
The Social Prescriber works with patients to identify the issues, difficulties and challenges they face and explore what is important to them. This includes a wide range of options, e.g. advice and information on; housing, finance, benefits support, education and learning, healthy lifestyle, social activities and mentoring. You can refer yourself to social prescribing team by calling 0190527525
Useful Telephone numbers
Boots Pharmacy 01905 773219
Corbett Pharmacy 01905 795618
Droitwich Pharmacy 01905 771036
St Marys Pharmacy 01905 778109
Physiotherapy 0300 7900 599