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111 is a new telephone number to help make it easier for you to access local health services. It is now available in your area.

You should use this number when its not a 999 emergency but you need medical help fast.

Calls to 111 are free, including mobiles, 24 hours a day.

If you phone The Avenue Medical Practice, and we are closed, you will hear a message informing you of which out of hours number to phone if you require urgent medical assistance.

If you are ringing in the evening between 6.30pm and 8am or calling over the weekend, and you require urgent medical assistance, hang up and call 1 1 1.

If you are ringing between 8am and 6.30pm weekdays, and we are closed, hang up and call 01143051411 if you require urgent medical assistance.

More information about 111 can be found at

111 also have a confidential interpreter service, which is available in many languages. Simply say the language you wish to use when we answer your call.

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