NHS 111 service
NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When to use it
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation and your GP surgery is closed.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.