Self Help and Urgent Advice

Helping you take control of your health and wellbeing. For general advice and checking symptoms you can access The NHS website – NHS (

If it’s not a medical emergency, but you need medical help, dial 111.

111 is the NHS telephone number to help make it easier for you to access local┬áhealth services. If you live in, or are visiting Lancashire you can now call 111 when you need medical help, but it’s not a 999 emergency.

You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can best help you. That could be A&E, or another NHS Urgent Care Centre. It also be an Out of Hours doctor, a Walk-in Centre, a Community Nurse, a dentist or a late opening chemist.

You can ring the 111 number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Calls from landlines and mobiles are free.