Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road
028 9065 6576

Choose Well

Choose WellThe Choose Well campaign aims to raise awareness of the range of health services available to treat everything from a common cold to a major emergency.
“Choosing Well” will help the health service to ensure people they get the right treatment, in the right place.

Research shows that many visit their GP when self care or a trip to the pharmacy will do. For example, around 40% of 16-24 year olds have visited their GP in the event of a cold. Pharmacists can advise on minor ailments, pain relief, skin complaints, coughs and colds, over the counter or on the telephone.

The range of health service options open to you if feeling unwell include:
•    self care
•    pharmacists
•    your GP
•    GP Out Of Hours service
•    Minor injuries unit
•    Emergency Department/ phoning 999

Pharmacy CrossYour local Pharmacy Team can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without you having to wait for a GP appointment or go to the Emergency Department.

The full range of handy information leaflets for each Health and Social Care Trust can be downloaded via the links below.

Belfast TrustNorthern TrustSouth Eastern TrustSouthern TrustWestern Trust

For more information on how to use your health services, visit

“Help the Health Service to help you”

Health Minister Poots' press release 7th November 2013

Health & Social Care Board – Choose Well Research can be viewed here


Adrienne Clugston, Operations Manager

Mairead Conlon, PACT Co-Ordinator

Natalie Mulholland, Administrative Assistant

UCA Office

Strand House
2nd Floor
102 Holywood Road

Tel:  028 9065 6576
Fax:  028 9065 1137


Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am -5:00pm