NHS 111 is the number to call if someone needs medical help fast, but they are not in a life-threatening situation
The easy to remember, free to call number is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you access the care you need, wherever you are and no matter what time of day it is.
On dialling 111, callers are put through to a team of highly trained advisers and experienced nurses and paramedics. They receive a clinical assessment and are directed to the local service that can best help them at that time. This could be by providing details of the nearest pharmacy, directions to an appropriate service such as the GP out of hours service or even dispatching an ambulance if that is required.
There are only three numbers people need to know:
How NHS 111 works
The service is under continuous review by the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Berkshire to ensure it continues to provide a high quality, safe and effective service for patients.
We would encourage patients to feedback their experiences to SCAS who provide the NHS 111 service in Berkshire at firstname.lastname@example.org