Redwell Medical Centre

Emergencies

Out of Hours

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.

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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, log on to www.nhs.uk to search for local pharmacies.

When to call 999

In emergency and life-threatening situations call 999.

NHS Information on Ambulance Service.

Dial 999 immediately for emergencies such as:

  • chest pain,
  • difficulty in breathing,
  • loss of consciousness,
  • severe loss of blood,
  • severe burns and scalds,
  • choking,
  • fitting/convulsions,
  • drowning, and
  • severe allergic reactions