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NHS 111

The NHS 111 service is a free NHS telephone number that makes it easier for the public to access local healthcare.

NHS 111

The service operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Calls to 111 are assessed, advice given and, if needed, patients are directed to the most appropriate local health services. This could be Accident and Emergency (A&E), an urgent care centre, an out of hours GP, a community nurse, a walk-in centre, an emergency dentist or a pharmacy.

There are now only three numbers to know: 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP surgery telephone number and 111. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct.

Calls to 111 are free, including from mobiles.


Urgent care and walk-in centres

Use your local urgent care centre or walk-in centre if you need medical treatment or advice which does not need a visit to A&E.

These centres treat most injuries and illnesses that are urgent but not life threatening. For example sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. Further details can be accessed via the following links:

Chase Farm Hospital Urgent Care Centre
The Ridgeway,
Enfield EN2 8JL.
Tel: 020 8375 1010.
Open daily 8am to 10pm.

North Middlesex Hospital Urgent Care Centre
North Middlesex University Hospital
Entrance via Bridport Road
N18 1QX

Open daily 9am-10pm.

Edmonton NHS Walk-in Centre
Evergreen Primary Care Centre,
1 Smythe Close,
Edmonton N9 0TW.
Tel: 020 8887 8355
Open weekends and bank holidays only from 8am to 8pm.


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