GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, is urging constituents to help their NHS and people with life-threatening conditions by choosing the right health service for their needs.

The AM is supporting the Welsh Governments “Choose Well” campaign. Choose Well will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used.

This winter’s campaign includes a focus on the role of community pharmacists across Wales.

Choose Well, Choose Pharmacy this Winter aims to highlight the wide range of services available which people may not be aware of, close to their homes and often at more convenient times in the evenings and weekends.

Rebecca Evans AM said: “The Choose Well campaign is about helping people to choose the right health care setting this winter. Making the right choice of health service and advice will save you time and make sure you and your family get the right care quickly.

“Of course, if you have a serious life-threatening emergency call 999 or go to A&E. But if not, please consider the wide range of other options.

“In many cases, pharmacists can provide confidential advice and treatment without the need to make an appointment.

“Making the right choice not only saves you time and ensures you and your loved ones get the right care quickly but it also helps NHS staff who will be working hard this winter.”

For more information, visit: http://www.choosewellwales.org.uk/home

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