CDC backs NHS Winter information campaign

Release date: 27 November 2015

Cotswold District Council is helping to promote the NHS Gloucestershire Winter ASAP (Choose Well) public information campaign. The campaign targets adults and parents of young children, providing advice on what to do if they are ill or injured and are unsure where to turn.

The ASAP promotional material encourages them to:

Check out the special ASAP App, Search the ASAP website, Ask NHS 111 or pop in to their local Pharmacy.

The role of pharmacists is highlighted, as they are a resource that is often overlooked when people are looking for advice on whether or not they need to use other NHS services.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC’s Cabinet Member for Health, Environment and Communities, is keen to spread the word about ASAP:

“The ASAP website and related App are extremely useful.  They allow users to ‘Search by Service’ or ‘Search by Condition’ and provide a step-by-step guide through symptoms, self-care and signposting to appropriate NHS services. Users can also find opening hours and information about the location of services.

“We are encouraging local people in the Cotswolds to add the ASAP website www.asapglos.nhs.uk to their favourites and also download the related App free from the App store (ASAP Glos NHS). They can also follow  very useful postings about the campaign on social media, via Facebook (ASAP Gloucestershire NHS) and Twitter (@ASAPGlosNHS).  

“We would appreciate it very much if local organisations and groups could support the campaign by displaying web banners or posters, distributing leaflets or flyers or by including an article in their publications.  They should contact  GLCCG.enquiries@nhs.net to find out more.

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Cotswold District Council
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Cirencester
Gloucestershire
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