On 19th March 2013 the new NHS 111 telephone service was launched in our area to make it easier for people to access local health services when they have an urgent need.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should call 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. This new service replaced the NHS Direct 0845 service and provides all GP out of hours call handling.