If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111.
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.
Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles and the service is available 24/7, every day of the year
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.
Click here for more information about NHS 111
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.