NHS Out of Hours Care
In Case of Emergency
If you have a medical emergency that requires hospital treatment quickly you should call 999.
Only dial 999 in a critical or life-threatening situation, for example is someone has:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can’t be stopped
If you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke, call 999 immediately. Every second counts with these conditions.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When to use it
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
NHS online information at your finger tips
To find the details of all NHS services around your postcode. Including Doctors Surgeries, Dentist, Hospitals and Pharmacies click on the NHS logo and it will take you directly to the relevant NHS page.
NHS.uk – Pharmacy
Pharmacy Out of Ours Rota
If Clare Pharmacy is closed, there are a number of pharmacies close by that open extended hours. This includes Sainsbury’s & Tesco’s in Sudbury and Haverhill. There are also a number of Pharmacies in Bury St. Edmunds who open extended hours. Information can be found on NHS choices by typing in your postcode and it will give you a list of pharmacies with their opening hours.
NHS England Midlands and East (rota planning – updated irregularly) – NHS Pharmacy Rota (This site is the responsibility of NHS England)