You will be asked a series of questions via the Ask A&E symptom checker.
Based on the information you provide, you will be given information to help you decide what to do next. In certain situations, and based on the information provided, you may decide that your condition can be managed at home or with over-the-counter medication. In other circumstances, you may decide to book an appointment with your usual GP, or, if your symptoms are potentially more serious, you may decide to go to A&E. Please note that the final decision on how to treat yourself is always yours.
Creating an account with Ask A&E makes the process of sharing information with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust hospitals simpler, and means the staff seeing you in hospital can see what you have said previously. The basic information you provide at registration helps the symptom checker give a tailored outcome.
The person using the symptom checker must be the person who registers.
Ask A&E is not intended for use during pregnancy, or by those under the age of 16. There are some situations where immediate medical attention via A&E may be required. These include, but are not limited to:
In certain circumstances, we recommend that you always have an appointment with a doctor. These include, but are not limited to: