Northamptonshire Out of Hours: 111
Evenings, weekends and bank holidays i.e. when the surgery is closed patients who require medical advice or require treatment for medical emergencies that cannot wait until the next surgery should contact Northamptonshire out of hours on 111.
Accident and Emergency – Dial 999
Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experience severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999. Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.
NHS Direct 0845 46 47
For free expert NHS health advice and information 24 hours per days (calls charged at local rates) call 0845 46 47. Or log onto www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk. For deaf people and the hard of hearing a specialist telephone service is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language, you can choose a confidential translation service
NHS Direct on digital satellite TV by pressing the interactive button on your remote control.
NHS Direct Self Help Guide – ‘Not Feeling Well’ is available at the back of all new Thompson directories distributed in England from April 2004
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice and you do not need an appointment. For details call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47