111: the NHS non-emergency number
If you are ill when Perth & Scone Medical Group is closed and you can't wait until we open, you can call NHS 24 on 111
It's fast, easy and free from both mobiles and landline phones. You will speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
REMEMBER call 999 in a medical emergency - when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
NHS 24 Explained
NHS 24 operates an out-of-hours phone service providing help if your GP surgery is closed and you are too ill to wait until it re-opens.
During the call you will be asked about your location and your reason for contacting the service. This will be used to direct your call to a suitable health professional, such as a nurse, pharmacist or dental nurse. They will talk to you about your symptoms and tell you what care they think you need. They might suggest that you treat yourself at home, that you see a doctor or another health professional or, in some cases, they might call an ambulance for you.
We'll Keep You Right
Still not sure who to contact? Whatever your health concern, NHS services are here to help you get the right care, at the right time. Find out about the "We'll keep you right" website.
To complement the non-emergency NHS 24 phone service, NHS Inform provide general health information, including advice on tests, treatments, illnesses, injuries, healthy living, support and health rights. You can phone NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 or use the webchat option on the NHS Inform website.