Dial 111 for medical help – new Cambridgeshire health helpline goes live

14:42 07 March 2014

NHS England

NHS England

Archant

A new medical telephone service is now available to Cambridgeshire residents.

The NHS 111 number has been introduced to help make it easier for people to access local health services, advice and information. 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.

People should use the NHS 111 service if they need medical help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

They should call 111 if:

• They think they need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service;

• They don’t think they can wait for an appointment with their GP; or

• They don’t know who to call for medical help.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies people should continue to call 999.

111 will connect the caller to a team of fully trained call advisers in Peterborough, who are supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask the caller questions to assess the symptoms and give them the healthcare advice they need or direct the most appropriate and available local service.

Yesterday, 16:15
Matacchieri appeared in court today.

A Huntingdon man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order after being found guilty of being in possession of an illegal breed of dog.

Yesterday, 09:39
St Neots.

St Neots residents are one step closer to seeing their roads made safer after £20,000 of funding was agreed to tackle inconsiderate parking and to slow down drivers.

Yesterday, 09:28
Fire engine outside the George Hotel.

Firefighters have been called to three incidents in Huntingdonshire so far this week.

Wed, 10:37
The armed raid in progress in Cromwell Drive, Hinchingbrooke Park.

A man has been charged with wounding with intent following a stabbing in Huntingdon on Sunday.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition