Emergencies

What to do in an Emergency

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, or any other life threatening illness go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.

Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.

NHS 111 Service

111 is the free, easy to remember number to call when you need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.

When should you use NHS 111?

People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.

You should call 111 if:

  • it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help

For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, patients should dial 999.

Find out more about the NHS 111 Service.

GP Hub Service

Need to see a Doctor in the evening or at the weekend? Call 020 3770 1888 to book a consultation in the Extended Surgery Services. Appointments are available from a number of local practices and consultations are by appointment only- there is no walk-in service.

These centres are for the sort of urgent conditions that are usually dealt with by your GP.

These centres are not for:

  • Ongoing problems like heart disease
  • Emergencies that require A&E

The appointment line is open at the follow times:

Monday-Friday: 2.00pm-9.00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 9.00am-6.00pm

Appointments will be made in of the following three Redbridge centres:

  • Southdene Surgery
  • Fullwell Cross Medical Centre
  • Newbury Group Practice

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