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Welcome to our Practice 

NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM - a new system has been installed at BOA & Winsley Health Centre on Wednesday 23 August 2017.  St Damian's Surgery will commence onthe 12th Septemeber.   We are working hard with our engineers to ensure the system is back up and running smoothly for our patients. We apologise for any difficulties experienced with accessing our services during this time. All feedback is gratefully received whilst we work with our engineers to resolve any problems encountered. Thank you for your patience.

Posted: 29.08.17              

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In an emergency dial 999 or 112 if lives are in danger, otherwise telephone the 111 for Wiltshire Medical Services.

 

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NHS 111 is a new service that has been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Call 111 if

        • You need medical help fast, but it's not a 999 emergency.
        • You think you need to go to A&E or need another urgent care service.
        • You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call and you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
        • For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
        • If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.
        • For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

How does it work?

The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out of hours doctor, an urgent care centre/walk-in centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the peope you need to speak to.

If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.

Calls to 111 are recorded. All calls and the records created are maintained securely, and will only be shared with others directly involved with your care.

For more information about 111, visit the NHS Choices website

 
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