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In an emergency I’m not sure what to do

Why don’t you try? : Find out what to do in a health emergency

Urgent medical help

If you need urgent medical help, use the regular NHS 111 online services.
The 111 online service asks questions about your symptoms to help you get the help you need.
Call 111 if you need urgent help for a child under 5 or cannot get help online.


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Click this link to find NHS Urgent Care services near you and save their details somewhere handy


You can go to an urgent treatment centre (walk-in centre or minor injury unit) if you need urgent medical attention, but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Emergency medical help


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For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.


Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.


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You can contact emergency services via SMS if you’re deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Visit the emergency SMS website for more information or to register your phone.


Try to avoid going straight to A&E instead of calling an ambulance.

First Aid

Familiarise yourself with some first aid techniques, so you can be prepared to provide it in an emergency.

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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Depending upon the type of emergency there are different things to do, for most true emergencies you should ring 999, but if you are ever unsure you can also ring 111. Look at the NHS 111 website today for further help or look into undertaking a first aid course near you, Create an emergency plan, Look into learning some first aid by taking a class or first aid course,

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