Launch of NHS 111 service in North Wales
From next week, patients in North Wales will be able to call 111 for free access to urgent out-of-hours care and round-the-clock medical support and guidance. The new NHS 111 Wales service will launch for callers in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area at midday on Tuesday, June 22nd.
The easy-to-remember number is free and provides access to both GP Out of Hours services and health advice from NHS Wales. It will help patients get the right support, help and guidance in the right place at the right time.
NHS 111 Wales offers fast access to:
• urgent care (including dental)
• GP Out of Hours services
• health information
The new shared number is free to call from landlines and mobiles and combines the services previously offered by NHS Direct Wales and the GP Out of Hours service.
The number is available 24-hours-a-day hour, seven-days-a-week and offers guidance and care for non-emergency urgent medical problems.
For online advice including symptom checkers and local services please visit the NHS 111 website https://111.wales.nhs.uk/
In a life-threatening or emergency situation, patients should call 999 or go to their nearest Emergency Department.
This number will replace the existing GP Out of Hours number from 22nd June 2021
Are you a man living with cancer or do you know a man living with cancer?
If so, we hope the Look Good Feel Better Workshops for men will be of interest! To make a booking, please visit the link below.
Our ‘Skin Fitness’ skincare and grooming Workshops not only offer some great practical advice from experts in their field, but also provides a safe place for men to connect with others on a similar journey, talk about what's going on and share experiences.
We are pleased to confirm we are running our next Workshop on Friday, 21st May 1 pm to 3 pm which will be hosted by men's grooming expert, Mark Sproston, aka the Shave Doctor https://www.shavedoctor.co.uk/
In addition, we are pleased to welcome guest speaker, Chris Lewis, co-founder of the charity SimPal who are the only charity in the world giving free mobile phones and connection for people affected by cancer – www.yoursimpal.com
Chris is also a speaker at global cancer conferences and will be talking about:
• His own cancer diagnosis and journey
• Work on trying to improve practical support offered to people living with cancer that led him to develop a website and along with his social media presence, has seen his work go global
• Now working with clinicians and patients across the world to improve cancer care after the pandemic
For more information on Chris, please visit: www.chris-cancercommunity.com
Why not join us with a cuppa for a couple of hours and let us know what you think?
The sessions take place on Zoom so the following is needed:
• Internet connection
• Computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone
• Speakers and a microphone *only needed if you are using a computer or laptop without these built in
• Webcam *only needed if you are using a computer or laptop without a built in camera
Once a booking has been made, Look Good Feel Better will send out an email confirming the details for Zoom.