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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Look after yourself.
If you feel you need help, below are some organisations which are available to support you.
Wiltshire Fire Brigade
Residents across the county can request a Safe and Well check, where a member of staff will visit you in your home, at a convenient time to see what we can do together to make you home safer. A safe and well check appointment can normally last about one hour, during this time topics that can be covered are electrical safety, cooking safely, making an escape plan, and what to do if there is a fire. We can also have a conversation with you around improving your health and well-being. They will fit free smoke alarms where required. To arrange a free check you can call 0800 038 2323 or sign up online at dwfire.org.uk
Warm and Safe Wiltshire
Warm and Safe Wiltshire offers all residents across the county free and impartial energy saving advice. Also there services offer help and advice relating to insulation, heating and draft proofing, guidance on heating systems and controls, issues with damp and condensation, advice on understanding your fuel bill, help with switching energy suppliers and fuel tariffs to keep bills affordable.
If you feel you would benefit or would like to know more please visit their webpage: http://www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk/
Ensuring that we have a good impact on our communities and are a good neighbor is important to us. Therefore we look at the Communities we work within to see what we can do. Part of our role in communities is to offer great jobs and opportunities and ensure that our workforce reflects the community we are serving. Secondly, we look at how we can help make a difference to the environment in our communities. Finally, we look at how we can help local people. Recently Salisbury Medical Practice has been working closely with Tesco where Tesco donate tea, coffee and biscuits to help support our Memory, Carer’s and osteoporosis Café’s
For the last four years, Age UK has been calling on the Government to reform its energy efficiency programmes to enable all older people to live in a warm home. Age UK is calling for the Government to reform its energy efficiency programmes, make energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority, commit to bringing 2 million UK low income homes up to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2020 and all 6 million low income homes up to EPC Band C by 2025. They are also campaigning for warm park homes. For more information look at:
Victim Support gives emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Wiltshire. They are an independent charity, which you can contact for support no matter how long ago the crime took place. They will help you for as long as it takes to overcome the impact of crime. They will help by possibly arranging a meeting for you to talk and receive emotional support in confidence, help to fill out a compensation form or referring you to other specialist organisations that can also help. Call us for free on 08 08 16 89 111.
The Dietitians provide a range of services to adults and children, applying the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of clinically related nutritional problems and the promotion of health, translating nutritional science into practical dietary advice for individuals, groups and communities. The department works both in the hospital and local community setting. Salisbury Medical Practice also hold Dieticians Clinic, please enquire at front desk or on 01722 333034
National Osteoporosis Society
They provide a wide range of services to help people learn about osteoporosis, how to prevent it or to manage living with the disease. Working together for a brighter future for people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures across the UK, putting an end to preventable broken bones and helping people to live without pain and disability. The National Osteoporosis Society offers a freephone helpline on 0808 800 0035. They also offer a support group which if you would like to get involved please use 01761473122.
A dedicated health trainer can assist you in every step of the way to achieving and maintaining your goals. They can also help you find other services and activities. This service is for people aged 18 + and is free. Health trainers aim to help you improve your general wellbeing, build your self-confidence and motivation, eat healthier food and be a healthy weight, reduce or stop smoking, be more active and drink less alcohol. You can contact for more information by 0300 0034566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Healt h trainers are available at the Library and Salisbury medical Practice on certain days.
Rehab 4 Addiction
Rehab 4 Addiction is a free and confidential helpline for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in Scotland.
for more information please go to the below link:
Arthritis Research UK
Free information, help and advice on your type of arthritis. Helpline: 0800 5200 520
For information about back pain from Arthritis Research UK please visit the link below:
Department of Sexual Health
Salisbury District Hospital, SP2 8BJ
Walk in Clinics
Sexual Health Appointments
Space within the walk-in clinic can be limited due to excessive demand.
Please arrive before stated finish time to maximise your chance of being seen.
Community Satellite Clinics
For contraception, advice and patients with no symptoms.
Warminster Community Hospital
Walk in clinic
Melksham Community Hospital
St Melor Surgery, Amesbury
Calne Health Centre, Broken Cross, SN11 8BN
Chippenham, Hathaway Practice 32 New Road, SN15 1HP
Central Health Clinic, Salisbury
Castle Practice, Tidworth
Trowbridge Community Hospital
Devizes Community Hospital
2.30-5.00pm (under 25’s only)
Please note – Community Satellite Clinics are designed predominantly for the provision of contraception and screening for sexually acquired infections. If you are concerned about symptoms or require specific treatment, please enquire when booking your appointment to make sure you are booked into an appropriate clinic.
Appointments can be made for all appointment clinics on our central booking number:
Please take note of clinic location when planning your visit
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