Many minor illnesses and injuries can be treated at home.
Family medicine cabinet
Your pharmacist can help you put together a basic family medicine cabinet, so you can care for minor injuries and illnesses at home.
The NHS Choices website also has helpful information on what to include.
Information and support
If you're worried about an illness or injury, you can always call NHS 111. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can give you advice and direct you to the best service.
You can also find information about health conditions on the NHS Choices website.