Who are NHS111?

NHS111NHS 111 are an Out Of Hours service provided mainly during times when the surgery is closed.

Emergency cover is available 24 hours a day by ringing the health centre on 01342 713031.

When the surgery is closed the Primary Care Trust is responsible for providing medical services and, if you telephone, your call will automatically be transferred to NHS 111. This service will provide telephone advice and, if necessary, a doctor or nurse consultation. This service is for urgent problems which will not wait until the surgery is next open. If you require this service, please dial 1-1-1. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

NHS 111 is a telephone service for people in Sussex to find out where they can access medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation. The service is available for people who aren’t sure if they need to go to A&E, need more information about where to get NHS help or generally need reassurance and advice.

The easy to remember number – that is available across the country – has been introduced to help people get the right help, at the right time, especially at weekends and out of hours.

NHS 111 is free to call and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

By calling NHS 111, you will reach a team of fully trained advisers, and experienced nurses and doctors who will assess your condition and direct you to the local service that can help you best, when you need it.

There are now only three numbers to know; 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP surgery and 111.

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