Quick Answer: What Is The Number 111 For?

How long does it take for a doctor to call you back?

If you don’t hear back from your healthcare provider within two working days, Beck suggests calling or emailing again.

In her experience, reaching out to someone else in the practice, such as another doctor, a physician’s assistant or the practice manager, will expedite the response time..

Can 111 send a doctor out?

Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. NHS 111 can also tell you where to find your nearest doctor, pharmacist or dentist.

Is it worth calling 111?

You should call 111 if: You need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency. You don’t know who to call for medical help or you don’t have a GP to call. You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service; or. You require health information or reassurance about what to do next.

When should you dial 111?

When should I call 111? You should call 111 when you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor. If you need emergency medical treatment, you must call 999. An emergency is when someone needs medical help to save their life.

Can you go to A&E for dental pain?

Immediate action required: Go to A&E if you have toothache and: the area around your eye or your neck is swollen. swelling in your mouth or neck is making it difficult for you to breathe, swallow or speak.

How long does it take for a 111 doctor to call back?

As it is within 24hrs, they have until tomoro to contact you. But they’d usually call well within the timeframe given. 24 hrs is one of our longest time frames. However, as they have not made any contact, I strongly suggest you call them again so that 111 can chase up the ooh to give you a call.