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Stay well

The GP out-of-hours service is only for urgent problems that can’t wait until the morning.

Choose the right health service to stay well

There are different healthcare services available to help you find the right expert care for your condition. Picking the service most appropriate for your symptoms means you get the right treatment in the right place … more

Get advice from your pharmacist

Community pharmacists in Northern Ireland can give advice on medicines and healthy living. You don’t need an appointment. Find out local pharmacy opening times at weekends and holidays … more

GP online services

Find out how to book GP appointments or order your repeat prescription online … more

GP out-of-hours

Only use the GP out-of-hours service if you need urgent medical care and can’t wait until your GP surgery reopens … more

Staying warm in winter

Keep your home and yourself warm to help prevent health problems this winter. Turn up your heating, put it on for longer, or wear an extra layer … more

Flu

Flu is an illness caused by the influenza virus. It occurs every year, usually in winter. Learn about flu, its symptoms and how to protect yourself and others … more

Get the flu jab if you’re at risk

Flu vaccination is important for people aged over 65 or those with long-term health conditions, who are at greater risk of serious illness. Get your free flu jab as soon as possible to stay well this winter … more

Help protect your child from flu

If you have a child between 2 and 4 years old, or a child at primary school anywhere in Northern Ireland, you can help protect them from flu with a free nasal spray. It’s fast and painless, so take up the offer … more

Reduce the risk of flu in pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, catching flu could cause complications. You can help protect yourself and your baby by getting the flu jab. It’s safe and free, so don’t put it off … more

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