How to get medical help and advice when the surgery is closed
If you need urgent medical care that cannot wait until your surgery reopens, you can call the NHS 111 service on 111.
NHS 111 is a service that’s being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
For free health advice and information
For free expert NHS health advice and information, 24 hours a day, call NHS 111 by dialing 111 free from your landline or mobile phone.
To find out more, please visit the When to Use 111 page on the NHS website.
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice and you don’t need an appointment. Pharmacists can help with a range of common conditions, such as aches and pains, cystitis, colds and flu. Your pharmacist can also tell you if you need to see a GP. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis.
For details, visit the Find a Pharmacy page on the NHS website.
When to call 999
In emergency and life-threatening situations call 999.
For more information, please view the When to Call 999 page on the NHS website.
Dial 999 immediately for emergencies such as:
- chest pain
- difficulty in breathing
- loss of consciousness
- severe loss of blood
- severe burns and scalds
- severe allergic reactions