Please help us to help you this winter.
NHS 111 is now online! It is designed to offer you the right medical attention when you feel you need it urgently. Every day, many of our patients ring the surgery not knowing which part of the NHS to turn to for their medical problem. NHS 111 can help direct you to the most appropriate local service for your problem & may save you a trip to the surgery.
It is really quick & easy to access NHS 111 Online:
- Visit https://111.nhs.uk
- Enter your postcode & a couple more details
- Type & answer questions on your symptoms
- Receive advice!
Whilst NHS 111 can assess all problems, if you feel yours might be a medical emergency, always ring 999 instead. Examples of medical emergencies are:
- Signs of a heart attack: pain like a very tight band, heavy weight or squeezing in the centre of your chest
- Signs of a stroke: face drooping on one side, can’t hold both arms up or difficulty speaking; or a sudden change in vision, hearing, sensation or balance
- Severe difficulty breathing: gasping, not being able to get words out, choking or lips turning blue
- Severe infection or a non blanching rash (one that does not disappear with 'the glass test')
- Heavy bleeding or bleeding that won’t stop
- Severe injuries or deep cuts after a serious accident
- Seizure (fit): someone is shaking or jerking because of a fit, or is unconscious (can’t be woken up)
- Overdose, self-harm or intent to commit suicide