If you have health concerns outside the normal opening hours of your GP surgery, appropriate NHS help is available from a number of places:
NHS 111 is a dedicated telephone service available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year and is available by dialling 111 from any telephone.
The service provides easy access to healthcare services and information when you need healthcare quickly, when the condition is urgent but not life threatening.
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The NHS website is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.
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Minor Injuries Units/Walk-in Centres
Minor Injuries Units/Walk-in Centres offer help with a range of injuries and ailments including simple breaks, earache, sore throats, children’s illnesses, minor head injuries, burns and even emergency contraception.
There are a number of minor injury units available across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. They offer help with a range of injuries including simple breaks, sprains, minor head injuries, burns and cuts. For more information and opening times, visit Worcestershire's MIU page or Herefordshire's MIU page.
Dental Access Centres
Patients with an urgent dental problem and without a regular dentist can obtain advice and, where necessary, an emergency appointment by contacting the Dental Advice Line on 0300 123 0981.
The 999 service is for critical emergencies that are potentially life-threatening. These include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe chest pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe bleeding that can’t be stopped
- Acute confusion states or fits that are not stopping
- Signs of a stroke