Monday, May 27, 2024

NHS campaign urges residents to use the right service

LOCAL NHS leaders are urging people to use the right NHS services as part of a campaign launched at the start of winter. The striking yellow and black campaign is continuing across Essex to encourage people to use the most appropriate NHS service when they become ill.

One of the main aims of the campaign is to raise public awareness of the NHS 111 telephone service as a key first point of contact for non-emergency medical help. The campaign is supported by a new website – ‘GetWellEssex.com’ where people can simply type in their postcode and choose from a list of symptoms to find out details of which service they should contact.

People often feel unwell with various symptoms and do not know the best place to get help.

‘GetWellEssex.com’ has been developed with input from local clinicians to direct people to the most appropriate local NHS service.

The Essex-wide campaign is being led by local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Dr Bilquis Agha, GP and Chair of NHS Southend CCG said:

“It is important that people are aware of, and use the right NHS services. Look out for the yellow and black campaign in your local area. If you become ill, and aren’t sure which service to use, visit www.GetWellEssex.com to use the symptom checker or call NHS 111 and find the most appropriate local service for you.”


  1. What started out in appearance as a wart at the later part of summer is now getting bigger, crusty and hard to the touch and taking on a yellowish appearance. It could be a whole lot of nothing to worry about, on the other hand a whole lot of something, my son is insisting I get it checked. I’ve been self isolating since March, out of touch with things and don’t know what to do.


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