If you need an ambulance for an emergency ring 999, but remember that the service is for emergencies only.
If you are in any doubt, call NHS111 who will advise you and call an ambulance if it is needed.
NHS 111 service
Patients can call NHS 111 at any time for urgent medical advice, and in the evenings, weekends and overnight, phoning NHS 111 is still the route to advice and GP access. The service assesses the best course of action for the patient, with the options ranging from a phone consultation with a doctor or nurse, a face to face consultation with a GP, a home visit or a trip to A&E.
People who are able to travel to a treatment centre will be offered a booked appointment at their nearest location. The service is designed to make sure that, as far as possible, no one is more than 30 minutes away from a treatment centre.