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NHS 111

Updated on 15th April 2013 at 9:59 am

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NHS 111 is the new telephone number you can be put through to if you ring the surgery outside  normal hours, these calls are chargeable,  you can dial 111 directly and these calls are free from both landlines and mobiles.

NHS 111 is the new telephone number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life threatening emergency.

When to call 111

You should call 111 when:

  • You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • Your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as

  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleading
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe chest pain

During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.

For more information about NHS 111, go to NHS choices at www.nhs.uk