If you need medical help urgently, but it’s not life-threatening, contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E.
NHS 111 will help you right away and direct you to the best service for your needs. If needed, a healthcare professional will call you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day. You can access it online at 111.nhs.uk, on the NHS App or by calling 111, free of charge, from a landline or mobile phone.
If you or a loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury, you should call 999 straight away.
For other conditions, contact your GP as normal or speak to your pharmacist. For advice on treating very minor ailments at home, speak to your pharmacist or visit the NHS website.