For Emergency Hospital Admission
(e.g suspected heart attack, severe breathing difficulties, severe bleeding, unconscious patient)
Call 999 for an Ambulance
SUSPECTED STROKE - ACT F.A.S.T
F ACE: Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
A RMS: Can they raise both arms and keep them there?
S PEECH: Is their speech slurred?
T IME: Time to call 999 if you see any of these signs
If someone you are with has failed any of these tests, dial 999 immediately so they can be taken to hospital for urgent treatment.
For Medical Advice When Your Surgery Is Closed
Telephone the out of hours service NHS 111 by dialling 111. Calls to this number are free from both landline and mobile.
Using Health Help Now out of hours
Health Help Now is a free website or mobile app that you can use to find the most appropriate local health service for common symptoms and advice for people of all ages.
Visit www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net or search “Health Help Now” in your app store.