When do I need emergency medical care?
It’s important that if you, or your loved ones, become suddenly unwell you get help quickly. Any delay could lead to disability or even death. Please see below when you should call 999 or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.
When to see your GP
Call your GP if you have the following:
- Concerns regarding ongoing conditions
- Ear discharge / pain
- Stomach ache
- Any cancer symptoms such as lump in your breast, changes in bowel habits, blood in your pee or poo, unexplained weight loss, moles that appear to change or cough that you’ve had for three weeks or more (see www.NHS.uk for more information)
If you have coronavirus symptoms, please mention this when calling your GP practice, calling 999 or when you arrive at A&E.
Video – When to call your GP (includes BSL signed version)
In the video below, Dr James Thomas, Clinical Chair of Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group and co-chair of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Clinical Forum explains that health and care services are still available should you need them.
BSL signed version
Seeking urgent help from your GP – spotting signs of cancer
Cancer symptoms could include a lump in your breast, changes in bowel habits, blood in your pee or poo, unexplained weight loss, moles that appear to change or a cough that you’ve had for three weeks or more.
Click one the link below to listen to an audio file in which Dr Andy Robinson, Clinical lead – Cancer for NHS Leeds CCG describes the symptoms to be aware of for those who may be showing signs of cancer.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO AN INFORMATION LEAFLET FROM Leeds CCG