The way patients can get treatment for an urgent health problem is changing.
If they have a minor injuries or minor illness, they can get treatment at an urgent treatment centre by calling NHS 111.
Urgent treatment centres can treat most injuries and illnesses that are urgent. This may include sprains and strains, fractures and suspected broken bones, minor head injuries, cuts and wound infections.
To get treatment at an urgent treatment centre, patients should first call NHS 111. They will assess their condition and book you an appointment to see a clinician and you can avoid spending unnecessary time in the waiting room. The treatment centres have been made as safe as possible for patients and staff, and social distancing measures are in place.
The urgent treatment centres are GP-led, with doctors and nurses who will provide treatment. The new contract is being delivered by PELC with NELFT.