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NHS 111 (England)
Call 111 from your mobile phone or landline to speak to a trained NHS 111 adviser.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You can also access help and advice at nhs.uk

NHS 24 (Scotland)
Call 111 from your mobile phone or landline to speak to a trained NHS 24 adviser.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You can also access help and advice at nhs24.com

NHS Direct (Wales/Galw lechyd Cymru)
Call 0845 46 47 (or 111 if available in your area) to access help from NHS Direct.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls to 0845 46 47 from landlines and mobiles cost 2p per minute, in addition to the telephone providers access charge. Calls to 111 are free of charge.

You can also access help and advice at nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

NHS Direct (Northern Ireland)
Contact details for Northern Ireland's out of hours medical services are listed by area here: www.nidirect.gov.uk/out-of-hours

You can access a full range of help and advice at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/health-and-wellbeing/health-services

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you're concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.

For immediate life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.