Urgent care, minor illness and injury
You should only visit the Emergency Department if it is a real emergency. If it is not an emergency but you still need healthcare advice, there are a wide range of suitable alternatives:
- you can visit a pharmacist
- you can visit your GP
- If you are registered with any GP practice in the City you can get an appointment with a GP or prescribing nurse at Healthcare Hubs, including during evenings weekends and bank holidays. To book an appointment call 111 or go to https://111.nhs.uk to book your appointment.
- You can access Urgent Care Centres or walk in centres across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland through NHS111. Find your local services here.
- You can also call NHS 111 or go online for free healthcare advice if you are unsure where to go or what to do, they will be able to assess your needs and arrange onward care including booking appointments or arranging a home visit if this is required.