Emergencies

What to do in an Emergency

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, or any other life threatening illness go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.

Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.

 

Camden GP Hubs

People who live in Camden or who are registered with a Camden GP can access evening and weekend NHS GP appointments at one of our four GP Hubs located at Somers Town Health Centre, Brondesbury Medical Centre, Caversham Group Practice or Swiss Cottage Surgery on Weekdays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and on Weekends from 8.00am to 8.00pm. 

Camden GP Hubs are staffed by experienced GPs and Nurses and offer assessment and treatment for adults and children with minor injuries and illnesses.

You can self-refer by calling the Patient Booking Line (08:00–20:00): 020 7391 9979 or using the Patient Online Booking Service.

Find out more about Camden GP Hubs >>

 

NHS 111 Service

111 is the free, easy to remember number to call when you need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.

When should you use NHS 111?

People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.

You should call 111 if:

  • it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help

For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, patients should dial 999.

Find out more about the NHS 111 Service.