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You can You can find full details of all the NHS services available on the NHS Choices website at NHS Services Explained and Urgent and emergency care services.

If we are closed and you need medical advice or assistance here are some tips on what to do and who to turn to:

> Tips on how to cope 
> Minor injuries 
> NHS111 
> 999 Emergency 
> Contact 999 by text 
> Find local health services
> Be prepared at home

 

tips on how to cope 

Tips on how to cope

Self Help

askmyGP

Symptom Checker

Kent Health Help Now

Ask your pharmacist

First Aid

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minor injuries 

Minor injuries

If you have an accident that is not serious but could benefit from immediate treatment, go to a minor injuries unit.

What they can and can't treat.

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NHS 111

When we are closed, if you need advice or medical treatment that cannot wait until we are open, you can dial 111. NHS trained advisers can decide what help you need and arrange a doctor or ambulance if necessary.

Find out more at NHS 111 (where you can also download explanatory leaflets in English and foreign languages).

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 999 Emergency

If urgent care is needed, go to A&E.

Or, in difficult to manage or life-threatening emergencies, dial 999 for an ambulance.

If you dial 999 and cannot speak, press 55 - this will enable the emergency control room to track your location using the latest technology. More info.

Useful links

When to dial 999

When to go to A&E

Find your local A&E Depts

Emergency first aid

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Contact 999
by SMS text

If you can’t make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile phone.

Emergency SMS is part of the standard 999 service designed specifically for people with hearing loss or speech difficulties. Download leaflet.

You will need to register your mobile phone before using Emergency SMS. Do it now, just text ‘register’ and send the message to 999. You will get a reply – then follow the instructions you are sent. More info and video.

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find local health services Find local or national health services

For local hospitals, clinics and services near Wye, see the listings in Appointments & Advice.

Also, search NHS Choices to find …

NHS services

Pharmacies

Opticians

Physiotherapists

Dentists

GP Services

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 Be prepared
at home

Be prepared in case of emergencies:

  • Print out the details and phone numbers of your local medical centres and keep them where you can see them, such as on your fridge door or in your mobile phone/diary.
  • If you have a long-term condition, write down the details of your GP, prescriptions, other medications and any test results. Again, keep them handy so you can give as much information as possible to the person who provides treatment in an emergency.
  • Keep a basic first aid kit in your home and ensure that everyone, including children, knows where it is and how to use it.

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