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Urgent Treatment Centre Animation

Urgent Treatment Centre Animation


A&E departments are
extremely busy, treating life-threatening
illnesses and emergencies. However, people also attend A&E
when it’s not life threatening, which puts additional
pressure on A&E and increases waiting times. If you have a non life-threatening problem
and you’re not sure what to do, go straight to NHS 111. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online or by phone. You’ll answer a series of
questions about your problem. Depending on your illness, NHS 111 may connect
you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP. If you need an urgent
face-to-face appointment as a result of your assessment you may be directed to your
nearest urgent treatment centre NHS 111 may be able to book you an
appointment directly into a UTC Or, you can walk into your
nearest urgent treatment centre without an appointment. Urgent treatment centres are for
people needing urgent medical attention that isn’t
life-threatening. They are staffed by
healthcare professionals, and are equipped to deal with
many minor injuries and illnesses. Open every day of the year, 12 hours a day, including bank holidays, urgent treatment centres
provide you with direct, fast access to the
treatment you need, anywhere in the country. For example, they can help with: Strains and sprains Eye problems Suspected broken limbs Abdominal pain Minor head injuries Cuts that need stitches Urgent treatment centres can
also run diagnostic tests and in most cases, X-rays. So, if you have an
urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do go straight to NHS 111.

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