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What to do if you are ill or injured


A well stocked medicine bag will help you with many common illnesses, cuts and bruises. Plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic cream and other over the counter remedies.


From sprains and sunburn to stomach upsets, your local pharmacist is qualified to give expert advice. You don’t need an appointment. Click here to find your nearest Pharmacy (Chemist)

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You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.You will be assessed, given advice and directed straight away to the local service that can help you best. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.

See an experience nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. Click here to see locations and opening times of the minor injury units in Devon.

For jabs, prescriptions, medical advice and care and referrals to hospital, call your local GP surgery for an appointment. If you don’t live in Devon but still need to see a GP, please call NHS Direct to find your nearest surgery and register with the GP as a temporary resident.If you need to see a GP out of surgery hours please call Devon Doctors on 0845 671 0270. Click here to find your nearest GP surgery

Call 999 or visit your nearest A&E department for emergencies such as loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, serious injury or loss of blood. Click here for details about A&E services