Think: Who can help best?

Think: Prevention

Stay well by getting your seasonal vaccinations, stocking your medicine cabinet, learning how to manage any long-term conditions and following advice on how to avoid falls.

Think: Signposting

Make sure you choose the right service at the right time. This could be NHS 111, pharmacy, GP, mental health crisis support and services, urgent treatment centres or other urgent care services.

Think: Self-care

Help prevent the spread of germs by handwashing regularly and follow our advice below about how to manage common illnesses and ailment at home or by visiting a pharmacy.

The health and social care system in Lancashire and South Cumbria is experiencing significant pressure on services as demand increases. To help you find the right service for you and your family, please select one of the buttons below to find out more about where to go, and how to stay as safe and well as possible during the year.

Across the region there are a range of health services to support people if they feel unwell or have any health concerns. There are services which you may be unfamiliar with but could be more appropriate and convenient for you depending on your specific issues.

The winter months are a challenging time for the NHS and we often see much higher demand on our services.

We have developed a number of messages that can help people manage their health and choose the right NHS service at the right time.

But we need your help to spread the word and make sure our messages are heard by everyone across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Find out how you can help

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Other falls prevention videos:

Winter falls     Slips and trips at home     Improve your balance

While you are in hospital, keeping you safe and well is a priority for the staff looking after you. There are also some simple things you can do to help keep yourself safe during your hospital stay, such as asking for help when needed, protecting yourself from slips and falls and helping to prevent blood clots.

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