This year will see sporting competitors from across Europe striving to achieve their goals in Glasgow. Don't be just a spectator to their achievements, why not become part of the action by making some positive changes to your life? Make the European Championships - Glasgow 2018 a lasting legacy for your health and wellbeing.

Get active

Be inspired by the athletic excellence on show at The European Championships - Glasgow 2018. Getting active is easier than you may think and can bring rewards for your overall health.

Eat healthier

Has The European Championships - Glasgow 2018 whetted your appetite for success? Find out how a healthy balanced diet can help you to live life to the full.

Think positively

Thinking positively is the key to success for European Championships Glasgow 2018 competitors. It can also help us to achieve goals in our day to day lives.

Stop smoking

With rewards ranging from your health to your wallet, focus on success this summer by becoming a non-smoker.

Drink responsibly

Athletes rely on self-control for medal success. Find out how taking a responsible attitude to alcohol can bring its own rewards.

Visiting the games

If you're coming to Scotland for the European Championships, read our guide to getting help and treatment should you become unwell during your stay.


Go to a pharmacy if you need help with things like:

  • common health problems – such as coughs, colds, indigestion and diarrhoea
  • minor ailments – such as aches and pains
  • questions about your medicines

Find your nearest pharmacy.

GP practices

Ask a GP practice if they can register you as a temporary resident, if you are ill and think you need to see a family doctor, or if you run out of your medicines.

Find your nearest GP practice.

Minor injuries units

Go to a minor injuries unit if you need treatment for things like:

  • minor cuts and burns
  • wound infections
  • sprains
  • small bone breaks (from shoulder to fingers and knees to toes)

Find your nearest minor injuries unit.

NHS 24 111 service

Phone NHS 24 on 111 if you're unwell when your local pharmacy and GP practices are closed and you can't wait until they reopen. 

Emergency dental treatment

If you have a dental emergency, like an abscess in the mouth, or if you have knocked out a tooth you can get emergency dental care.

Accident and emergency (A&E) departments

You should only go to A&E for urgent and emergency situations, and never as an alternative to visiting a GP. If the GP practice is closed and you are too ill to wait until it re-opens, phone NHS 24 on 111.

In an emergency (if your condition is very serious), go to the nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department or phone 999 and ask for an ambulance.

Find your nearest A&E department.

Visitors from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

If you normally live in an EEA country or Switzerland, you will not have to pay for treatment that is necessary while you are in Scotland. Some services are free for everyone, including emergency care in a hospital, emergency care at a GP practice, and emergency transport in an ambulance.

If you need treatment, NHS staff may ask to see your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

111 Leaflet

This leaflet explains when you should call 111 and what will happen during your call.

We have also produced this leaflet in French - the second language of the European Championships.

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