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CHOC Tel:  111

This service is covered by 111.  The service covers evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Please DO NOT use this service unless it is extremely URGENT.  Minor matters can wait until surgery opens; make sure that you have Paracetamol of Calpol available at home.

When requesting a home visit from 111, you must always telephone first, you may be asked to attend a Medical Centre.

Any visitors or temporary residents seeking medical advice should notify the visiting doctor that they are not registered and make known whether they intend to register with a named practice.

Please remember that Doctors can be very busy dealing with serious cases; please be patient, polite and co-operative with both Doctors and Staff.

Please think carefully before you call the Doctor, are your medical needs genuine?

What is the NHS 111 service?

A simple, free to call, easy to remember three digit number that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The NHS 111 service directs patients to the service that is best able to meet their needs taking into account their location, the time of day of their call and the capacity of local services

When should I use the NHS 111 Service?

  • When it's not a life threatening situation, and therefore is less urgent than a 999 call
  • When visiting your own GP isn't an option, for instance when the GP Practice is shut or you are away from home.
  • When you feel you cannot wait or are simply unsure of which service you require
  • When you require reassurance about what to do next.

Urgent appointments at the weekend

At weekends you can make an appointment at the Primary Care Centre, Workington Hospital by dialling 111 or by contacting the Primary Care Centre directly on 01900 705039 (please note this number is only available at weekend).

Click here to download an information leaflet on the Primary Care Centre.


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