If you are not feeling well and cannot wait until the surgery opens, please called NHS 111 and they can give you advice about what sort of care you may require. The NHS 111 service is staffed by fully trained advisors, supported by experienced practitioners. They are able to organise an emergency appointment or ambulance for you if this is appropriate.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When To Use It
You should use the NHS 111 service if you require urgent medical help but it is not a life threatening situation. Call 111 if:
- You require swift medical assistance but it is not a 999 emergency.
- You think you may need to visit A&E or require another NHS led urgent care service.
- You are not able to call a GP and/or do not know who to contact.
- You require health information or reassurance about the next step.
Choosing the Right Care
Choosing the right care means helping you to get the right treatment at the right time.
Working with the neighbouring CCGs, Harrow CCG has launched the ‘Not Always A&E‘ campaign to encourage residents to use their NHS wisely.
The campaign reminds North West London residents that there is a wide range of healthcare services available to them, and they can get better quickly if they choose the right care for their need. For more information, please see here.