What to do when the GP practice is closed:
If you need medical help fast but it's not an emergency call 111
If it's a life-threatening emergency call 999
Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
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
Loss of consciousness
Severe chest pain.
Will My Usual GP Be Informed Of My Contact With NHS 111?
We will be informed the following day of your contact with NHS 111 and any treatment provided.
Other Local Services
Primary Care 24, right next to the Emergency Department at King's Mill Hospital, provides a 24 hour walk-in service.
Your local pharmacy can also offer you advice, and treatment if required for a range of minor ailments. Under the Pharmacy First scheme if you are exempt from prescription charges you will be able to get the same medicines the GP would have prescribed free of charge for head lice, temperature/fever, sore throat, earache, teething pain and pain relief for toothache.
To access the service go to your local Pharmacy First pharmacist (look out for posters, leaflets and window stickers for your nearest one).