You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles telephones - just dial 111.
When you call NHS 111, a trained adviser will ask you questions to find out what is wrong, give you medical advice and direct you to someone who can help, like an out-of-hour doctor or a community nurse.
NHS 111 uses Type Talk for people who are hard of hearing, and has interpreters available for calls who do not speak English.
Call NHS 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 services
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