Your Health

Whatever your medical needs are, there is NHS help available 24-hours-a-day.

This section contains: 

  • Your Health services: general signposting to local health and wellbeing services by service type - Helping us to help you: a checklist of the most appropriate services for managing your general health
  • Health and Wellbeing Campaigns: local and national initiatives

Help us to help you - making sure our services work for you in Herefordshire

Ensuring that Herefordshire residents have access to high quality, equitable care in the right place, at the right time is at the heart of what we do.

By making the right choice at the right time, you can get the best and quickest possible treatment. 

Choosing which service is right for you at a given time may not always be easy – often you have more than one option. Use the checklist below to guide you if you're not sure where to start.

For information about conditions and treatments, read the NHS Choices Health A-Z guides.

To view the full list of health services available to you in Herefordshire please visit the Your Health Services page.

Choosing the right service - a checklist

Self Care - Herefordshire CCG encourage patients to speak to their local pharmacist about having first aid medicines on hand to treat common conditions. There are a number of medications that can be purchased from pharmacies or your local supermarket and are generally cheaper than a prescription charge. Find out more

Pharmacist - Your local pharmacist can offer you expert advice and medicines for a wide range of common illnesses and health problems without the need to visit your GP. Pharmacies can offer advice if you’re worried about your symptoms and let you know if you need to see your GP or get further medical advice.

You don’t need to travel miles or wait for an appointment, just drop in at the pharmacy. For more information please visit our dedicated pages on pharmaciesPharmacy First Minor Ailment schemes and other local NHS services.

Find a pharmacy nearby by visiting NHS Choices

GP Services - GPs deal with a whole range of health problems and hold your primary medical record. They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations. 

GP Online - Most people registered with a GP surgery can now book appointments and request repeat prescriptions at a time convenient to them, thanks to GP online services. These services enable people to book GP appointments and request repeat prescriptions via their computer, smartphone or tablet at a time that suits them rather than calling or visiting their surgery. This may vary depending on the individual practice. 

For a complete list of GP surgeries in Herefordshire please visit Our GP Member Practices.

NHS111 - 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help, advice or signposting but it's not a life-threatening situation. Find out more.

Health and Wellbeing Campaigns

Throughout the year Herefordshire CCG promote, commission and support a range of local and national health and wellbeing campaigns. You can view the majority of them below.

Hereford waste medicines
GP Online Services
Pharmacy First
Think Twice About Antibiotics
Beat the heat this summer
Patient Choice

* Please not this is not an exhaustive list of all health and wellbeing campaigns.