Book­let lists the com­plete guide to county ser­vices

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The lat­est La­nark­shire health care guide will soon be avail­able in com­mu­nity health cen­tres and hos­pi­tals in Mon­k­lands.

‘Meet Your Health­care Ex­perts’is a handy de­scrip­tion of the range of ser­vices that lo­cal health­care pro­fes­sion­als, such as phar­ma­cists, phys­io­ther­a­pists, op­ti­cians and GPs, can pro­vide.

It of­fers in­for­ma­tion to en­able peo­ple to go di­rectly to the right health­care pro­fes­sional for the help they need with­out hav­ing to see their GP first.

Dr Iain Wal­lace, NHS La­nark­shire med­i­cal di­rec­tor, said:“We’ve based the in­for­ma­tion in this book­let on some of the com­mon types of ill­ness and in­jury that we see in our A&E de­part­ments and our GP surg­eries that can be treated else­where.

“By fol­low­ing the ad­vice in this guide, pa­tients can go to the right health­care pro­fes­sional first time and by do­ing so avoid wait­ing for a GP ap­point­ment or be­ing seen in A&E.

“It also pro­vides in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice on self-care, which is of­ten the quick­est and eas­i­est route to feel­ing bet­ter when you’re ill, as well as de­tails on how to ac­cess na­tional ser­vices like NHS In­form and NHS24.”

Dr Wal­lace added: “The guide is part of our wider‘Meet the Ex­perts’ cam­paign which aims to raise aware­ness of the range and level of health­care ex­per­tise avail­able to com­mu­ni­ties across La­nark­shire.

“We want to en­sure that GPs see pa­tients only where a GP can help and I would en­cour­age

Cam­paign Dr Iain Wal­lace

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