NHS ‘Help Us Help You’ know what to do If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do, go straight to NHS 111

To get help from NHS 111 you can:
• Go to the 111.nhs.uk website (for people aged 5 and over only)
• Call 111 by phone

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can:
• Call 18001 111 on a textphone
• Use the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter service at www.interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111

How NHS 111 works
You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone. The phone service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Depending on your symptoms you’ll:
•  Find out what local service can help you
•  Be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
•  Get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
•  Be told how to get any medicine you need
•  Get self-care advice

Using a textphone to contact NHS 111
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can also contact NHS 111 by textphone on 18001 111

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies
For life threatening emergencies you should still call 999. You can text the emergency services on 999 but you need to register your phone in advance. To find out more go to emergencysms.org.uk

More information
For more information about the NHS 111 service go to nhs.uk/111
This information is available in this and other alternative formats from the website or by emailing Public Health England at enquiries@phe.gov.uk