Call 999 in a medical emergency - when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
- Medical emergencies can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- An acute confused state
- Fits that are not stopping
- Persistent, severe chest pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- Severe allergic reactions
- Severe burns or scalds
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life -threatening situation.
- You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- You don't know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
- You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.