Out of Hours

Out of Hours

When you are faced with a medical situation, it can be difficult to know who to call, especially when it is out of hours.

Do you dial 999, call an out-of-hours GP, go to the Minor Injury Unit (MIU), or stay under your duvet until you feel better?

Making the right choice is important. Choose Well will help you to make the best decision, based on the medical situation you are facing. Find out more about the out-of-hours services that are available.

If you are ill and urgently need medical or dental help out of hours you should contact the out-of-hours service.

For urgent medical advice out of hours, call NHS 111

Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

If a medical situation is life-threatening, you should always phone 999

A medical emergency is a life-threatening situation such as serious injury, loss of consciousness, chest pain or suspected stroke. Do not hesitate in these circumstances – call the emergency services on 999.