Continue to seek medical help when needed
Published: 06 May 2020
Attendance at hospital Emergency Departments and GP services is currently lower than usual due to fears over coronavirus. Please don’t be afraid to seek help if you need it, NHS services across Buckinghamshire are still safe to use for health reasons other than coronavirus.
Serious issues like heart attacks and strokes need to be treated quickly so if you or a family member has symptoms of either - or any other serious health condition - please don’t delay getting help via A&E or 999 in a medical emergency. Buckinghamshire’s hospitals are carefully managing the flow of patients with coronavirus symptoms so they are separated from other patients - keeping everyone as safe as possible.
Those not using GP services when needed may also find themselves with more serious health concerns later on - particularly in cases where people are living with long-term conditions, like diabetes or heart disease, or when vulnerable adults or children may need support. Surgeries are closed for walk-in appointments, but you can phone in to arrange a telephone consultation (or use the AskNHS app).