Being healthy is one of the key issues in all families, if you or anyone in your family has health problems then it’s worrying and you want to find help. You may want to find a Health Visitor Drop-in for your baby or toddler, specialist services for your child’s particular needs or services for you.
There are many Health Services available to support children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. In Slough, some of these services are provided by the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) and some are provided by the Frimley Health NHS Trust. A list of all services in Slough offered by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is available here
Details of local services and links to national websites and helplines are available here. Information and advice on how to use the NHS, list of GP practices, registering with a GP is available on Slough Borough Council website. For a list of local GP surgeries, Dentists and Pharmacies visit NHS website.
ROUTINE HEALTH PROBLEMS e.g. a cold, sore throat, earache
- Pharmacists are qualified to give information on all kinds of ailments and can advise on the most appropriate over-the-counter treatments.
- Slough Duty Health Visitor – 01753 373464, 0800 7723578
SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS e.g. you need advice or medical help quickly
- NHS 111 For 24/7 healthcare advice and information you can call 111. They will advise you what to do next. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately.
- GP Surgeries Contact your doctor’s surgery for an appointment. If you call out of surgery hours, there will be a recorded message with details of out of hours services.
Slough NHS Walk-In Centre - 01753 635505 Upton Hospital, Albert Street , Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2BJ is for people with minor illnesses and minor injuries that don’t require an x-ray. Anyone can walk in without an appointment (registered and unregistered patients) and triaged by a senior nurse practitioner. Patients are seen in order of priority and by the nurse or doctor depending on the needs/complexity of their needs.
EMERGENCY HELP FOR LIFE THREATENING OR CRITICAL CONDITIONS
If you or a family member is seriously ill or injured, eg, a loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, heart attack, head injury, severe loss of blood, suspected broken bones, severe breathing difficulty, or deep wounds:
- Call 999 for an ambulance
- Wexham Park Hospital – 01753 633000, Slough SL2 4HL
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were set up by the Health and Social Care Act of 2012 as part of a major restructuring of NHS service delivery. Lead by clinicians, CCGs are responsible for buying health services for the local area such as:
- Hospital services
- Urgent Care services
- Rehabilitation Care
- Most Community Health services
- Mental Health and Learning Disability services
As well as researching and understanding the health needs of the local population, it is the responsibility of the CCG to monitor how a service they have commissioned is being delivered. CCGs do not commission Primary Care. Information on NHS Slough Clinical Commissioning Group is available here.