Winter months are the busiest time for the NHS.  They see higher numbers of injuries from falls, a surge in illnesses such as sickness and diarrohoea, coughs, colds and flu and the worsening of long-term health conditions, such as respiratory problems.

There is no need to go to A&E for most illnesses and injuries – and most people know that.  However, sometimes, people go to A&E because they are worried and they are not sure what else to do.

The following link to the West Kent Health site has further health advice and guidance – please click here.

If you do not have internet access, or if you need medical help fast but it isn’t a 999 emergency, dial 111.