As we head towards winter holidays, the pressure remains on the NHS so we are reminding residents of ways they can help themselves "Stay well this winter"
The first line of defence against illness should be a well-stocked medicine cabinet to deal with minor ailments such as a sore throat, cuts and grazes, hangovers and headaches.
For more advice for minor ailments visit your local pharmacist.
If your illness is more serious and you're not sure where to turn to for help? Then call 111. This free NHS phone service makes it easy for you to get high quality healthcare advice when you need medical help fast but it's not a life-threatening situation.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The trained call handlers can provide health advice, put you in touch with the right service, arrange to have you seen by a doctor or call you an ambulance.