This short video from the Kings Fund talks about why capacity in the NHS and particularly in A&E is in the headlines a lot at the moment.
If you have a health concern that isn't urgent please try the NHS website or phone the NHS 111 service (by dialling 111 from your phone).
Remember that pharmacies, primary care walk in centres and your GP (including their out of hours service) can also provide advice and care if your need is not urgent or it's not a major illness.
If you need emergency care (choking, chest pain, blacking out, significant blood loss & fractures are all considered emergencies by NHS England) – you should visit A&E or dial 999 if you are unable to get there independently.
If you have symptoms of vomiting and/or diahorea you should dial 111 in the first instance. They will be able to advise you what to do to get better at the same time as reducing the risk of passing it on to someone else.
Remember Accident & Emergency care is just that - please think about which is the right place to go if you do need care.