NHS 111 is the new three-digit telephone service that’s being introduced from the 21st March 2013 within our area to improve access to NHS urgent care services. Patients can use this number when they need medical help or advice and it’s not urgent enough to call 999. NHS 111 operates 24/7, 365 days of the year and is free to use from a landline and a mobile.
NHS 111 should be used if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
You need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
You don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
For less urgent health needs, please contact your GP surgery in the usual way.
**For immediate, life threatening emergencies, continue to call 999**
For further information about the NHS 111 service, please visit the NHS Direct website:-
How often are you tempted to go to the doctor, contact out of hours or even resort to A&E when you are worried about your child?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with thinking like this as when your child is ill, your main concern is ensuring you go the best possible and fastest route to achieve a solution.
But sometimes, just sometimes, if you stop and think... there are things you can do yourself to help your child feel better, speed recovery or if necessary speed up your response from the NHS when it is the appropriate route to take.
To help you begin to gain a better understanding of some of the common childhood illnesses and how to deal best with them Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with community nurses and the hospital have put together advice leaflets which we hope you find helpful. If you click on the links below you will be able to access all four leaflets
Fever in Young Children
Urinary tract Infection
Have a look and see what you think. The leaflets are also available at all our practice sites. Remember these leaflets are providing you with general information about the conditions in question. If you feel the leaflet does not answer your need then please contact the practice as your first port of call for an appointment with the Nurse or Doctor