When We Are Closed - If it's URGENT
8:00 am to 8:30 am - call Bucks 24/7 on 0300 033 9888
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - call Bucks 24/7 on 0300 033 9888
6:30 pm to 8:00 am - please dial 111
Anytime at weekends or public holidays - please dial 111
What is NHS 111 ?
NHS 111 is the phone number for people in Buckinghamshire which makes it easier for them to receive the right healthcare from the right person, in the right place, at the right time.
How does it work?
Dialling 111 will get you through to a team of fully qualified advisers. They will then ask questions to assess the symptoms and give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the right local service.
This could be at A&E, a minor injuries and illness unit, an out of hours doctor, a district nurse or an emergency dentist – or it may be something as simple as a 24 hour chemist.
Where possible the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately – just as if you had originally dialled 999.
The 111 number is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Calls from landlines and mobiles are free.
When should you use NHS 111?
You should dial 111 if:
- you or someone you care for needs medical help fast, but it is not a 999 (life-threatening) emergency
- you think you might need to go to accident or emergency or to another NHS urgent care service
- you do not know who to call for medical help or you do not have a GP to call
- you require health information or reassurance about what to do next.
For less urgent health needs, you should contact your GP in the usual way.
Typetalk / Textphone
NHS111 is available via textphone so that people with communication difficulties or impaired hearing are able use the NHS 111 service.
To use the typetalk service:
- using a textphone, call 18001 111
- calls will be connected to the TextDirect system. The textphone will display messages to tell you what is happening
- a Typetalk Relay Assistant will automatically join the call. They will relay your words to the NHS 111 adviser, and will type the adviser’s replies back to your textphone or computer.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
Your Urgent Treatment Centre is at Wycombe Hospital
The Urgent Treatment Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is based at:
Queen Alexandra Road,
Click here to see whether your injury is suitable for the UTC
Amersham and Chesham has introduced an Improved Access Service to provide better access to GP Surgeries in the area.