Call 111 any time, day or night, for advice on health problems and access to consultations with out-of-hours doctors. It’s free to call from mobiles and landlines. You can also download the NHS app which allows you manage your healthcare, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and seek advice online
Call 111 when you:
111 advisors can:
The out-of-hours emergency cover is provided by IC24, a GP co-operative, in which a large number of GPs band together to provide an efficient and caring out-of-hours emergency service for their patients and to give others quality off-duty time. It is therefore requested that in order not to overload IC24, patients seriously consider whether their request for out-of-hours help is necessary. Most requests are totally reasonable but a small and not insignificant number are questionable. The reasonable approach by patients in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Patients can also attend the following facilities in the area:
Walk-in Centres – the walk-in centres may operate differently during the Covid-19 pandemic, please phone them to check before setting off
Anyone can use a walk-in centre – you don’t need an appointment or to be registered with a GP. The service offers treatment, information and advice for a range of minor illnesses and injuries and are open 7 days a week between 8am – 8pm.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999.
Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.