Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for older people, and those with long-term conditions. Find out how you can keep yourself and your family well this winter.
NHS 111 service
NHS111 is much more than a helpline. 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Call 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 service
- 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