Help us help you get the treatment you need.

Even with the current Covid-19 pandemic, we know that people will continue to suffer from other illnesses and will need the help of the NHS.

While everyone is being told to stay at home, it can be hard to know what to do if you’re unwell.

If you’re worried about your health or have symptoms that need to be checked out urgently – then the message is clear – don’t delay, act today.

NHS services are still here for you. Call your GP surgery or if it’s a serious or life threatening emergency, call 999.

If you need urgent medical help and aren’t sure where to turn, use the NHS 111 online service or call 111.

If you are referred to hospital services, you must keep your appointment – whether that’s by phone, video or in person.

We want you to get the advice, care or treatment you need as quickly as possible. This will be better for your health in the long run.


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Worried about unexplained changes to your body, such as the sudden appearance of a lump, blood in your urine or a change to your usual bowel habits?

Then contact your GP surgery, either online, by app or by phone

These symptoms are often caused by other relatively minor illnesses, but it’s vital to get it checked out ASAP and to put your mind at rest.

If you are referred to hospital services, you must keep your appointment – whether that’s by phone, video or in person.

We can make sure you get the tests you need and discuss any care and treatment options.

If you are an existing patient, your clinician will discuss the benefits of starting or continuing your treatment with Covid-19 in mind.

Arrangements have been made within the hospitals to ensure patient care is delivered safely.


Chest pain and signs of Stroke 

If you or a loved one is suffering severe chest pain or showing signs of stroke (Remember Act FAST – Face weakness, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty) = Time to call 999.

When it’s not an emergency, but you don’t feel quite right and you or your family have concerns – call your GP.

Your GP wants to hear from you – they’ll assess you on the phone and may want to bring you down to the surgery for an examination or tests or may want to speak with a hospital specialist on the phone.

If you are given a hospital appointment, you must keep it – whether that’s by phone, video or in person.

  • Click here for information on the signs and symptoms of Chest Pain.
  • Click here for information on the signs and symptoms of Stroke.
  • Click here to watch the video.

Your Mental Health 

The NHS and our partners are here to support your mental health and emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as your physical health.

Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Worried about your mental health and struggling to cope? Call the Let’s Talk service on 0800 073 2200, Let’s Talk Glos  or contact your GP.

  • Click here for information on the support available to young people and adults in Gloucestershire.
  • Click here to watch the video.

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