Services in England and Scotland
The way you access health care information, advice and services on the telephone in England is changing. Over the next few months the 0845 4647 service is being replaced by NHS 111 in England.
You should call the NHS 111 service if 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. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Check which service is available in your area.
Visit the NHS Direct website here NHS Direct Online
Visit the NHS Choices website here NHS Choices
NHS 24 is a 24-hour telephone health advice and information service for Scotland. The number is 08454 24 24 24. It is similar to NHS Direct but is designed with the health needs of Scottish people in mind.