Day 1

Doing your Christmas shopping this weekend?

Don’t forget to add any repeat prescriptions you may need, to your list.


Day 2

Not as good on your feet as the Strictly contestants?

NHS 111 can help you find the best health service to go to after slips, trips and falls.


Day 3

Getting organised?

You can book GP appointments and find local health services on the new NHS App.


Day 4

Stay healthy this winter - You can ask your local pharmacist to show you how to use your inhalers properly.

Take a breather from your Christmas preparations – learn how to use your inhaler, take it with you at all times and speak to a health professional early if symptoms worsen.


Day 5

At the early signs of coughs and colds seek advice from your pharmacist – see their opening times.


Day 6

Save yourself some time

You can get health advice and buy many medicines over the counter at your pharmacy without a GP appointment.
Have some supplies at home ready to go.


Day 7

GP practices will be closed #Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Find out when your GP is available over the holiday period, and call 111 if you need help while they are closed.


Day 8

Getting party ready?

NHS111 can’t help you choose an outfit but they can advise which health service to use.


Day 9

You may be able to get urgent health care more quickly than you think.

Find out where your nearest urgent care centre is.


Day 10

Keeping warm can help stop respiratory conditions worsening

Keep your house heated to at least 18C and wear a hat, scarf and gloves when you go outside.


Day 11

Not sure what to do or where to go for health advice this #Christmas ?

Call 111 or search NHS111 online.


Day 12

Today we’re rounding off our ’12 Days of Christmas’ advent calendar. Here are some top tips for a happy, ‘elfy Christmas.