Not Sure If It’s An Emergency? Call NHS111
As winter sets in and seasonal illnesses like flu and tummy bugs
are circulating, pressure on the NHS increases. Help is at hand for
people to understand the importance of accessing the right services
If you're generally fit and healthy, you may be unsure what to
do or where to go with unexpected or urgent healthcare needs. In
most instances people don't need A&E or 999, and accessing more
suitable healthcare could result in being seen quicker.
NHS111 makes it easy for you to access healthcare advice when
you need medical help fast, but it's not a life-threatening
NHS111 is a free number, which is available 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. The call handlers can provide health
advice, put you in touch with the right service, arrange to have
you seen by a doctor or call you an ambulance. The service is
manned by trained call handlers with nurses on site to offer
support if needed. Callers' symptoms are assessed and they are
given the healthcare advice they need or are directed immediately
to the right service.
You can also access via the internet visit: www.nhs.uk/111.