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A&E and 999

Unless your condition is life threatening, please don’t just turn up or walk in to A&E. Please think pharmacist, GP or 111 first online or by phone.

A&E and 999 are there to deal with genuine life-threatening emergencies only, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds

Help us help you by thinking pharmacist, GP and 111 first online or by phone and keep A&E for life threatening emergencies only. 

You can get help from NHS 111:

If you do turn up to A&E, and you don’t need to be there - you may be re-directed to a more appropriate service for your needs.

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