A PRIMARY school pupil has put health in the picture after designing a poster to help patients get the right access to medical care.
Wearhead Primary School student Holly was chosen as the overall winner of a competition to create a poster with a simple message for patients.
“We wanted pupils to create an eye-catching poster which made it clear that if you feel unwell and your GP surgery is closed you can call NHS 111 where you will be directed to the most appropriate care.
“All of the entries were absolutely brilliant and it was extremely difficult to pick just one winner but Holly’s poster was very clear – we think it will really stand out and help us to get the NHS 111 message across.”
The winning poster will be displayed in all GP practices and community hospitals across Teesdale, Durham Dales, Sedgefield and Easington.
Wearhead Primary School Deputy Head Teacher Mrs Elizabeth Judges said: “Living so remotely in Upper Weardale, we were conscious that not everyone knew where to go to access out-of-hours care when faced with an emergency or non-emergency situation.
“Our pupils were really keen to create a poster to help give vital information to the community and we are delighted that one their designs have been chosen to be displayed in so many GP practices.”
Winner Holly, who was presented with tickets for a fun family day out for four people to The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn and North Yorkshire, added: “I was very surprised when I found out that I had won the competition.
“I wanted to make a poster that would be really bold and stand out to help people know who they should call when they are ill and the doctors’ surgery is closed.
“I feel really proud and happy that my poster will be seen on the walls of lots of GP practices.”
Runners up in the NHS 111 poster competition were junior pupils Amelia and Phoebe.