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Accident and Emergency

 Accident and Emergency

1. Self Care

Keeping your medicine cabinet well stocked with in-date medical supplies will help you treat many illnesses at home. A supply of paracetamol and ibuprofen can help suppress symptoms of common ailments such as coughs and colds.

2. Local Pharmacy

Many people do not realise that their local pharmacist can give advice on many health concerns. Your local pharmacist can also help you manage your medication. If you have any long-term conditions, your local pharmacist can advice you on how common ailments can affect your long-term condition, and how to treat it.

It’s also important to understand that most common ailments, such as colds, sore throat and sinusitis cannot be treated with antibiotics, and can be easily treated at home. A pharmacist can give you advice on getting the relief you need.

3. Call Salisbury Medical Practice on 01722 333034

If you have a flare up of a long-term condition (i.e. asthma/COPD or diabetes) that is not responding to self care, or has not improved after following the advice of a pharmacist, please give us a call and ask to get a call back from the duty team. You will get a call back from a nurse practioner or GP who will be able to give you further advice, and an emergency appointment, should you need one. We advise you call before 5pm for same-day advice.

You should also call us to book non-urgent, routine appointments.

4. Walk-in Centre and 111

The walk-in centre offers a nurse and GP led walk in service for minor injuries and illnesses, problems like pain, stomach upsets and coughs.

It also provides sexual health services, for example emergency contraception.

They are open:

  • Weekdays from 18:30 to 22:00
  • Weekends from 08:00 to 20:00

Address: Central Health Clinic, Avon Approach, Salisbury, SP1 3SL

Telephone: 01722 331191


If the Walk-in Centre is shut, and you need medical help which isn't an emergency, you can call 111. Their lines are always open.

5. When it is an emergency - A&E or 999

An emergency is a critical or life threatening situation, which includes choking, severe chest pain, loss of conciousness and blood loss. If emergency care is required, either make your way to A&E or call 999 for an ambulance.

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