This winter, there is likely to be unprecedented demand put on our health and social care services. That’s why it is vital that we all think about how we can play our part to reduce the pressure on our NHS. There are three important things to consider when accessing healthcare.
Access care in the right way
Across health and social care there are a range of services and experts available to help. They are often based locally or online to make sure accessing the care you need is convenient and timely. Please familiarise yourself with the different areas of care at gov.scot/right-care
Respect and support our health and social care staff
The positive support shown for NHS staff since the pandemic has really made a difference, and we’d like you to keep showing your appreciation. Be patient, be kind and do all that you can to allow health and social care staff to do their jobs.
Continue to follow COVID-19 guidance and rules
Together, we must all do our bit to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Positive actions such as maintaining hand hygiene, wearing face coverings, isolating if you have symptoms, regular testing, and getting your vaccine will continue to make a big difference as we move forward.
For further information on where to access the right medical care, Visit gov.scot/right-care
Help close to home
To get the right care close to home, see our local services below. You can click on the underlined link in each section.