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Emergencies

For a life-threatening emergency dial 999 (Or alternatively 112).

Urgencies

If you need a doctor urgently telephone 273805.

The receptionist may ask you some questions to judge the urgency of the situation and may ask a doctor to speak to you. We will take or advise appropriate action immediately.

Out of Hours

Advice

111 has now taken over from NHS Direct (who after a shaky start and several years of effort had begun to be quite good at it). You can contact them for health care advice at any time by phoning 111. There is an NHS advice website at http://www.nhs.uk/SymptomCheckers

None of the call-takers are healthcare professionals, but nurses and doctors are available as back-up to them. Apply your own common sense to advice, since the algorithms and their application may be capable of improvement.

During the time the NHS does not commission a service from us they offer assorted services available by telephoning 111.

Devon Doctors is the local organisation of local GPs, which we and other local doctors have a share in and work from time to time out of hours in, but do not run.
The NHS demanded and has obtained control over their incoming calls, so 111.

Urgent Care

There is also the NHS Walk-In centre

If the patient is truly housebound a nurse, paramedic or doctor is available to visit, if it seems possible the problem may be dealt with at home.

Dental Emergencies

Emergency dental number is 111


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