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Emergencies

Updated on 9th May 2013 at 9:53 am

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Contacting Out-of-Hours

 

Emergencies

What to do when your GP practice is closed:

–          If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999

–          If you need medical help but it’s not an emergency call 111

 

During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests although excellent advice from clinicians is available from NHS 111

 

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.  Calls to NHS 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles and NHS 111 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.

 

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

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