This service is designed to make it easier for patients to access urgent local healthcare services. From its launch, there will be 3 numbers that patients need to know in times of requiring urgent health care:
- 999 for life threatening emergencies
- 01622 737326 for your GP practice
- 111 for medical help (not 999 emergency) outside surgery hours
111 will replace the out of hours telephone service currently provided by South East Health, NHS Direct or PCT dental helplines.