Together we can choose well this winter

The ‘Together We Can’ campaign is running again across West Yorkshire this winter.

The campaign helps people access health and care services at the right time and place. It also encourages people to choose well and to opt for convenient self-care, where safe to do so during the winter months.

As health services will be extremely busy this winter, everyone is asked to play their part and to be better prepared during the cold and flu season.

During winter and times of significant pressure on local services, the public are still encouraged to come forward and not to delay if they need help or are concerned about their health, but we want to ensure they’re using the right services and they know when to go to a pharmacy, use NHS 111 or their GP practice.

The campaign has an easy to navigate website. Here you will find help and advice and tips for keeping well this winter, as well as other useful information on how to stay healthy.

Together we can choose well this winter.  Together we can make a real difference.

Here are things we can all do

  • Access online services. You can book appointments or order repeat prescriptions through the NHS App. Visit or call 111 if you need urgent medical help 24/7 and can’t access the internet.
  • Remember GP practices are here to help and will ensure you get the right care appropriate for your needs.
  • Flu and COVID-19 vaccines. If you’re aged 65 or over, pregnant or have a long-term medical condition, get your free jabs.
  • Take good care this winter there’s lots you can do to stay well and protect yourselves and others around you this winter. You can also find trusted online healthcare advice for you and your family for when you need it the most.
  • Visit your local community pharmacy for medical advice and treatments for things like colds, tummy troubles, rashes, and pains.
  • A range of urgent care services are available to ensure people can access the right care for their needs. This ensures Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) are freed up to treat those that need it most including emergencies, those with serious injuries and life-threatening situations like heart attacks.
  • Don’t wait until you are in mental health crisis. There’s a wide range of support and resources available for everyone, including a 24/7 free phone line. Visit
  • We can all spread the kindness this winter by looking out for each other and our neighbours. Visit:

Together we can choose well this winter. Together we can make a real difference.