Don’t just go to A&E
Don’t just go to A&E if it’s not a serious emergency – find the right service – it may be quicker, and even closer to your home.
Using the right service means you don’t spend hours waiting in A&E and treatment can be given quicker to those really in need of urgent care.
Self-Care – when it’s not urgent, there are several ways that you can Self Care. more >>
Unsure? Unwell? Confused? Need to know where to go? Call 111
Diarrhoea? Runny nose? Headache? Go to your local Pharmacy. more >>
Do you need to see a Doctor? Contact your local GP. more >>
If you have a very serious or life threatening illness: 999 / A&E
Blacking out | Bleeding you can’t stop | Severe chest pain | Choking | Loss of consciousness | Stroke
These are all examples of emergencies and you need urgent hospital care.
If someone is too ill, for example if they have collapsed or can’t breathe, dial 999 for an ambulance. Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and 999 should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation. A&E departments provide immediate emergency care for people with very serious or life-threatening illness. Dial 999 or go immediately to your nearest A&E department.