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Help us to help you - find the right service over the holiday season

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There is a range of local health services to treat and support people over Christmas and New Year.

Self-care is the best choice for minor illnesses and injuries. A range of common winter ailments can be treated at home from a well-stocked medicine cabinet.

Visit your local Pharmacist for advice on coughs, headaches, upset stomachs and indigestion. Your Pharmacist can help stop coughs and colds from getting worse. For a list of local Pharmacies which are open on Bank Holidays please visit the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group website.

If your GP practice is closed you can contact the NHS 111 helpline which has call handlers who will help you choose the right health service for your needs.

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) can treat deep cuts, small burns, sprains, sports injuries, infected wounds and foreign bodies in eyes. There are three MIUs in Oxfordshire (Henley-on-Thames, Witney and Abingdon) and you don't need an appointment to be seen.

You can book a routine GP appointment for a weekend or evening by contacting your own surgery's reception who will book you a time to see a doctor at a local GP access hub.

If you are out and about in Oxford City Centre on a Friday or Saturday over the holiday period, the SOS ambulance on Cornmarket Street can treat you from 10.45pm to 5.00am if you pick up a minor injury.

Download Oxfordshire CCG's Health and Care Oxfordshire app to your smartphone to find health services near you. Click on the link to iTunes Store if you have an iPhone, or on the link to Google Play if you have an Android Phone.

The Emergency Department (A&E) at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford or the Horton General Hospital in Banbury and the emergency ambulance service provide vital care for life-threatening emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, suspected heart attack or stroke, severe breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped. In these cases call 999 immediately.

Please visit the Oxfordshire CCG website for more information on local health services.