Identifying, treating and managing different types of illnesses, infections, injuries and disorders
Includes information on common symptoms and guidance for self-help
Information on what to expect if you need a test or treatment, such as a blood test, biopsy, scan or surgery.
Find out what you can do to look after your mental and physical wellbeing with advice on stopping smoking, eating well and how to get enough exercise.
Information on accessing health and care services in Scotland, and your rights when using them.
Through Scotland's Service Directory you can find the names, addresses, opening times and service details for thousands of health and wellbeing services in Scotland
Assess your own symptoms.
Find a local service or group.
Trust the facts. Get the vaccine.
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them can be harmful
Don't let ill-health spoil the festive season. Check when your GP practice or pharmacy is open. Don't run out of repeat prescriptions - order only what you need in plenty of time.
Every month we provide links to the most commonly requested topics
The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities (the ‘charter’) was revised in June 2019. This article will explain the charter in greater detail including access, communication, confidentiality and feedback and complaints.
The flu vaccine is the best available protection against flu and is offered each winter flu season (October to March). Find out more about the flu vaccine, and when and where to get it.
The child flu vaccine is offered to all children in Scotland aged 2–5 years at their GP practice, and all primary school children at school. Find out more about the child flu vaccine.
Every month we provide links to the most commonly asked questions
Find out more about getting medicines when your supplies have run out.
Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. Learn about flu symptoms and treatments.
Find out more about your flu symptoms, when you can use self-care, and what to do if your condition worsens and you need medical help.