What is the number for NHS 24 Scotland?

If you need further medical advice please contact your GP practice during opening hours, or if help and advice is required when your GP practice is closed, please call NHS 24 on 111. If you or your friends and family would prefer to use an automated phone checker phone 0800 22 44 88.

Do they have 111 in Scotland?

Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones. Visit the NHS Choices website for more information. If you are unwell or your GP is closed call NHS24 in Scotland on 111. For health information, you can visit the NHS24 website or call 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, 7 days).

Can I phone 111 for advice?

To get help from NHS 111, you can: Go online to nhs.uk (for assessment of people aged 5 and over only). Call 111 for free from a landline or mobile phone.

Is NHS 24 number free?

The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls to 111 from mobile phones or landlines are free of charge.

Can you call NHS 24 for advice?

Our 111 service is here to provide urgent care advice and mental health support day or night.

What is the NHS 24 service?

NHS 24 is Scotland’s national telehealth and telecare organisation. This special health board runs a telephone advice and triage service that covers the out-of-hours period (Mondays to Fridays between 6pm and 8am, public holidays and all weekend).

What is 911 in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, the numbers 999 and 112 both connect to the same service, and there is no priority or charge for either of them. Callers dialling 911, North America’s emergency number, may be transferred to the 999 call system if the call is made within the United Kingdom from a mobile phone.

How long is the wait for 111?

91% of calls to NHS 111 are answered within 60 seconds. You can also use NHS 111 online. If you have an emergency, you should call 999 or go straight to your Emergency Department. If you do not have the means to contact 111, go to your ED and they will have facilities for you to do this.

Do you have an NHS number in Scotland?

The NHS Number is a unique identifier used to consistently identify patients across the health and social care system. There are three separate NHS Number systems: one for England, Wales and the Isle of Man; one for Scotland; and, one for Northern Ireland.

What is the number 111 used for?

In the UK, there are two medical care telephone numbers. 999 is for emergencies and 111 is for non-emergencies. Find out when to call each number.

Can I call 111 if it’s not an emergency?

111 is a non-emergency number – it should only be used when you need immediate medical advice and guidance, however it is NOT a life-threatening situation. So basically you call 111 if you need medical help that cannot wait for a GP appointment, but isn’t serious enough for an ambulance.

What is 112 in the UK?

national emergency response service
999 and 112 is the national emergency response service in the UK. 112 is the pan-European equivalent to 999 and can be used in the UK.