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Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
There are lots of ways you can get help when you're not well, from your doctor to a local walk-in centre and your pharmacy or by calling NHS 111.
Our information guide will help you understand what each of these services offer, how to find them and the best ways to get the treatment you may need.
Our factsheet takes a more detailed look at NHS primary care services – the ones you would approach when you first have a health problem.
It also looks at:
The factsheet includes information on:
This factsheet explains the situation in England. Readers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should contact their respective Age UK organisation for information specific to where they live.
Download the NHS services factsheet (PDF 271 KB)
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Factsheet on NHS services.
Factsheet on how to make a complaint about the NHS.
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