NHS 111 First
Think you need A&E? Contact 111 First
If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E.
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If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.
Den Langhor, A&E doctor at Arrowe Park Hospital, explains how it works
Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.
If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised.
People experiencing mental health crisis should continue to call the CWP 24/7 freephone helpline on 0800 145 6485.
For non serious health conditions, please seek advice from the pharmacy or contact your GP practice.
Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at https://111.nhs.uk/
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