NHS 111 is the number to use when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You will be assessed, given advice and directed to the local service that can help you best. You can ring 111, free, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
If you need urgent medical attention or advice when the surgery is closed you should dial 111. This will connect you to the NHS 111 service free of charge, which is provided by Derbyshire Health United. You will be assessed and directed to the most appropriate point of care for your particular needs.
You can also use 111 online, which works similarly to the NHS 111 phone service. You will be asked questions about your symptoms and based on these answers the service will tell you what the best course of action is e.g. you may be given advice on self care, or told which service to visit. 111 online is quick and easy to use, taking half the time it would to ring NHS 111.
Further information is available at www.nhs.uk/111
You can see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries, seven days a week. You do not need an appointment.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.