When The Practice is Closed:
NHS 111 SERVICE
What is it?
It’s a NHS telephone number to help make it easier for you to access local health services. If you live in, or are visiting Hampshire, Portsmouth or Southampton you can now call 111 when you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.
You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an Urgent Care Centre, an out of hours GP, community nurse, emergency dentist or a late opening pharmacist.
You can ring the 111 number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.
In an emergency -
Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.