NHS 111 is a new telephone service for people in Sussex to to find out where they can access medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation. The service is available for people who aren’t sure if they need to go to A&E, need more information about where to get NHS help or generally need reassurance and advice.
NHS 111 is free to call and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
By calling NHS 111, you will reach a team of fully trained advisers, and experienced nurses and doctors who will assess your condition and direct you to the local service that can help you best, when you need it.
There are now only three numbers to know; 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP surgery and 111.
Go to A&E if you are seriously ill or badly injured. Call 999 if the patient is suffering a potentially life-threatening emergency.