Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, or any other life threatening illness go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.
Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.
NHS 111 Service
111 is the free, easy to remember number to call when you need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.
When should you use NHS 111?
People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.
You should call 111 if:
it’s not a 999 emergency
you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP
you don’t know who to call for medical help
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, patients should dial 999.
Accident & Emergency/Minor Ailments Scheme
We along with all local practices are looking at ways of reducing unnecessary visits to A&E as this service should only be used for accidents or an emergency that may be life threatening. Please click on the link to view or download an information leaflet Accident and Emergency leaflet There is further information about the use of A&E and services you can access in your area. Please click here for details. Pharmacies offer a Minor Ailments Service which could save you a trip to the doctor and the service is free. Please click on the link for more information and ailments that they cover and to view or download the leaflet 100309_Minor_ailments_leaflet.pdf