Health on holiday

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If you’re visiting the Fylde Coast, welcome!

We want you to have a great time and for us that means making sure you get the service you need if you should need health services for any reason. By using the right service you’ll be seen quicker and can get back to enjoying yourself as soon as possible.

Here’s what to do…

Local Pharmacies for minor health concerns

If you need healthcare advice, pop into a local pharmacy. They offer a more convenient, quicker way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns. Local pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can:

  • help you manage minor illnesses like tummy troubles, aches and pains and many more
  • offer confidential discussions in a consultation room with no need for an appointment
  • refer you to a GP or A&E if your symptoms suggest it’s something more serious.

To find a local pharmacy visit

Forgotten your medication or need advice from a GP? – Contact your own GP

If you’re away from home and need help from a GP practice, please call the practice you usually go to, rather than trying to contact a practice where you’re staying.

Your own practice has all your medical records to hand and can help you by phone, video or online consultation.

If you need prescription medication, your GP practice can arrange for it to be collected at a pharmacy close to where you’re staying.

To find a local pharmacy visit

If it can’t wait (but it isn’t life-threatening) – Use NHS 111 first

Contacting NHS 111 online at or calling 111 by phone first will help us ensure you receive the right care in the right place, at the right time.

Our urgent care services are always very busy. If you just show up to them you could be faced with waiting for hours. If you need urgent care, 111 can book you into a local A&E or urgent treatment centre. That means you can stay with your family for longer instead of being sat in a waiting room. Just arrive in time for your booked time slot. If an alternative local service is more appropriate, we can help you to access it.

Our NHS 111 clinicians, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and paramedics, can also assess patients and provide advice over the phone without you having to visit a physical service.

If you do need to be seen you could either be sent to the A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital or to one of three urgent treatment centres.

On the Fylde Coast, urgent treatment centres are located in Blackpool and Fleetwood and offer both walk-in and pre-bookable appointments from 8am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday. Appointments can be made by calling NHS111 or visiting

As well as one at the A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital the centres are located at:

Whitegate Health Centre
150 Whitegate Drive

Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre
Dock Street

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to or call 111.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, you should still attend A&E or call 999.


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Last updated on 11 August 2021 at 10:47 by Senior communications and engagement officer N