The way you access health care information, advice and services on the telephone has changed. The NHS Direct service has been replaced by NHS 111 in England.
You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.
You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.
You can also:
- access health advice and information on NHS Choices (click on link)
- check your symptoms online with the NHS Health & Sympton Checkers