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Accessing Healthcare

Healthier Together: Healthcare for babies and children

Get accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice for your baby that’s been reviewed by local pediatricians, GPs, and clinicians.

“It’s like a mini doctor for you at home… that’s how I see it!”


Patient hub: A portal to manage your appointments

An online portal that allows you to access your hospital appointments and information through your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Make the best choice for your healthcare needs

Here’s a simple breakdown if you need medical help but you’re unsure where to go.

  • Choose a pharmacy for:
    Coughs, Colds, Sore throats, Ear pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Headaches
  • Choose your GP practice for:
    Symptoms that won’t go away, Examinations, Mental health
  • Choose 111 Urgent Treatment Centre for:
    Strains, Sprains, Minor cuts
  • Choose A&E for:
    Serious and life-threatening conditions

Use NHS 111 online first where you can get assessed and directed to the right place for your needs.

Hand and respiratory hygiene

Stop the spread

Hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene are two ways to prevent the spreading of infection. Infections are spread through germs from coughs and sneezes which live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.


To reduce the risk of spreading:

🧴 Wash your hands often with warm water and soap.

🤧 Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

🗑 Bin used tissues as quickly as possible.

🛏 Stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to do your normal activities.

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Flu changes every year. Get your flu jab to stay protected!

Flu can be very dangerous for some people, particularly those with certain health conditions. It’s important to get your annual flu jab as the virus changes every year.

Flu vaccines are safe and effective and are offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of flu and its complications.

➡️ Find a pharmacy that offers the flu vaccine.

Find out more.


Everyone, everywhere, should have access to COVID-19 vaccines.

We are determined to increase access to vaccines and support vaccine delivery in priority areas in Leeds to save lives and prevent people from becoming seriously ill.

Vaccinations are currently only being offered to anyone over the age of 75.

➡️ Book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

➡️ Find a walk-in vaccination site


The benefits of getting vaccinated

🤢 COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection against serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

😷 You protect those around you. Being vaccinated will make it less likely for you to pass on the virus to others.

➡️ Common questions about vaccinations

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