Worrying health problems and questions can crop up at any time.
Minor cuts or burns, a bad bruise, sports injuries, allergic
reactions to bites or stings, nights when your baby wonít stop
crying and you canít work out why, the headache that wonít go away.
Incidents where you feel you probably donít need to call out the
Doctor, or go to the Accident and Emergency Department and itís not
really a 999 emergency, but you do need someone qualified and
experienced to turn to.
Thatís why the NHS has set up a 24 hour confidential Helpline.
Staffed by nurses and trained operators NHS Direct will give you
immediate information and friendly advice on what to do and what not
to do any time of the night or day.
And of course, if they think you might have something more serious
they will advise you what to do or connect you to 999 if you need an
They will also have details of other relevant health information
So keep this number by your phone, so that at any time, night or
day, weíll be there to take the worry away.
Telephone 0845 4647
NHS Direct Online Ľ