When the surgery is closed or you need medical help fast you should telephone 111 for medical advice. 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 or Minor Injuries Unit, an out-of-hours GP, community nurse, energency 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.
You should dial 999 for an ambulance if your condition is critical.
Please do not attend Accident and Emergency unless you really have had a significant accident or have a medical problem serious enough to need hospital input.