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Symptom checker
Not sure what to do in an emergency?  Or when illness or injury strikes? 
Below is some helpful guidance for a wide range of situations:

> Symptoms - and what to do
> Life saving tips for stroke and heart attack 
> Recognising Meningitis
> First aid
> Health A-Z
> Useful weblinks


Symptoms -
and what to do

Download our Symptom/Injury checker - it has a quick summary of the local help available for common ailments and injuries.

For more in-depth guidance on a wider range of symptoms and conditions go to the NHS Online Symptom Checker.

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Life saving
tips

If someone has stopped breathing, or you think someone is having a heart attack, or stroke - dial 999 immediately.

In these situations knowing how to recognise the warning signs and do CPR could save a life - go to 999 emergency and find out more.

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Recognising
Menigitis

Meningitis is a serious illness that can affect people of all ages, especially children and teenagers. It causes:

  • a high temperature
  • dislike of light
  • drowsiness
  • a purple rash that does not change colour if it is pressed with a glass.

If you suspect that you, or a child, has meningitis it is important to seek medical advice immediately.

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First aid

For info on treating minor injuries yourself go to:

NHS Choices First Aid
First Aid podcasts
St Johns Ambulance
First Aid at Work

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Health A-Z

For in depth information on a wide variety of medical treatments and conditions go to:
NHS Choices Health A-Z
Health A-Z videos - teenage health, cancer and other conditions
NHS Health Check

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Useful Weblinks

Useful local numbers/web addresses:

Other weblinks (national health organisations and health charities etc

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