Know your options and choose well

The Emergency Department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is experiencing a high volume of non-emergency patients as it seems too many people are turning up at the ED because they simply do not know where to go or what other services are available to them. 

The ED should not be the default option for patients if they are unable to access a GP, there are many other options available. This supports the Choose Well Campaign: Right Treatment, Right Place, Right Time. 

Call NHS 111 when its less urgent than 999' This is a free NHS telephone number (from both landlines and mobile phones) which you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Confidential health advice and information.

You should use it when:

You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
You think you need to go to the Emergency Deparment or need another NHS urgent care service
You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
You need health information or reassurance about what to do next
Your GP surgery is closed and you need advice on a health matter

Visit nhs.uk/111 for more information

Pharmacy. You can visit any pharmacist when you have a common health problem that does not require being seen by a doctor or nurse.

They can provide advice on common illnesses such as coughs and colds, including the best medicine to treat them.  The nearest pharmacies are:

Boots Walton Court Centre, Hannon Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8TJ
Morrisons 2033 Station Way W, West, Aylesbury HP20 2SQ
Hampden Pharmacy 119 Hampden Gardens, Aylesbury HP21 8NP

Minor Injuries Unit

This is a service for all types of minor injuries such as simple wounds, minor burns, sprains, strains, bites and stings, soft tissue injuries and other injuries. 

The nearest walk-in centre is located at Wycombe Hospital,  Queen Alexandra Rd, High Wycombe HP11 2TR. Tel: 01494 526161

Emergency Department (Also known as Accident & Emergency)

This is a service for serious life-threatening conditions. 

The nearest Emergency Department is located at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL. Tel: 01296 315000