Urgent appointments are available for people who need medical attention but do not have a life-threatening condition. These appointments are typically available on the same day or within a few days.
Some common reasons for needing an urgent appointment include:
- A sudden illness or injury that is causing pain or discomfort
- A worsening of a chronic condition
- A rash or other skin infection
- A urinary tract infection
- A fever that is not responding to over-the-counter medication
If you are unsure whether you need an urgent appointment, it is always best to call your GP surgery or visit the NHS website for advice. They will be able to assess your condition and advise you on the best course of action.
Be prepared to provide some basic information about your condition when you book your appointment.
Remember, urgent appointments are for people who need medical attention but do not have a life-threatening condition. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 999 or go to your nearest A&E department.