Urgent, but not a serious or life-threatening emergency?

Urgent, but not a serious or life-threatening emergency?

Following the cold weather, all our emergency services are feeling an increase in demand from people needing care. In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland there are many services in place other than the emergency department, ready to treat people who urgently need healthcare, but it isn’t a serious or life threatening emergency.

Anyone who is unsure of the service they need, or need immediate medical advice is urged to call NHS 111. They can give you advice and if you need to speak directly to a health care professional then they are available on the other end of the phone, whatever the time of day or night.

In Leicester City, patients can also access any one of four healthcare hubs. Appointments can be booked at the hubs from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including bank holidays, by patients registered at any GP practice in Leicester City. Patients are advised to telephone NHS 111 before they travel, to ensure they will be able to be seen. Please see https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/find-a-service/healthcare-hubs/ for further details

In Leicestershire County and Rutland, urgent care centres are available. Walk in services are available at Loughborough Urgent Care Centre, Melton Mowbray Urgent Care Centre, Oadby Walk In Centre and Market Harborough Urgent Care Centre. Appointments are also available at these locations through NHS 111.

Following the cold weather, all our emergency services are feeling an increase in demand from people needing care. In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland there are many services in place other than the emergency department, ready to treat people who urgently need healthcare, but it isn’t a serious or life threatening emergency.

Anyone who is unsure of the service they need, or need immediate medical advice is urged to call NHS 111. They can give you advice and if you need to speak directly to a health care professional then they are available on the other end of the phone, whatever the time of day or night.

In Leicester City, patients can also access any one of four healthcare hubs. Appointments can be booked at the hubs from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including bank holidays, by patients registered at any GP practice in Leicester City. Patients are advised to telephone NHS 111 before they travel, to ensure they will be able to be seen. Please see https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/find-a-service/healthcare-hubs/ for further details

In Leicestershire County and Rutland, urgent care centres are available. Walk in services are available at Loughborough Urgent Care Centre, Melton Mowbray Urgent Care Centre, Oadby Walk In Centre and Market Harborough Urgent Care Centre. Appointments are also available at these locations through NHS 111.