Getting Advice when You feel Unwell

Getting Advice When You Feel Unwell

Nurse and patientIf you feel unwell talk to a friend, family member or support worker and ask them to help you.






Picture of medical professional and a phone displaying 111If you need non-urgent medical advice:

Telephone 111 or view information on the NHS Choices website.

Visit a Pharmacy (Chemist) and ask the Pharmacist for advice.




GPContact your local doctors (GP) surgery and make an appointment to see your own doctor if possible. If your own doctor is not available you might need an appointment with another doctor.

If you are not sure where your nearest doctors (GP) surgery is you can search for this information on the NHS Choices website.

If you need urgent medical advice telephone 999.



Picture of a dentist and nurse, other medical professionalsIf the reason you feel unwell is because of something that the doctor cannot help with it might be more appropriate to book an appointment with another health professional such as a dentist or optician.

More information about visiting you doctor (GP) and other health professionals including documents that you can download and videos that you can view are available in the leaflet rack.





For more urgent health care you might need to go to the hospital either for a day or longer depending on your condition.  For more information about visiting a hospital see Going Into Hospital.




Providing feedback on the health and social care services you have received:

Picture of man with thought bubbles with thumbs up and thumbs downHealthwatch North Somerset collects information from the public about their experiences of local health and social care services such as GP surgeries, hospitals, care homes, dentists and opticians.  This information is then collected together and shared with the people who commission or buy the services on your behalf, and the people who regulate the service and make sure it is safe and of good quality.

If you have used a health or social care service recently and would like to comment on your experience, whether it was good or bad, we would really like to hear from you.


To provide feedback please see the Healthwatch North Somerset website Share your Experience.  Further contact information is available at Healthwatch North Somerset website General Enquiries.