Here in Sheffield, we have a range of local NHS services to choose from and it doesn’t have to be A&E.


Self-care

A lot of illnesses or symptoms, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, upset stomachs and aches and pains can be treated in your home by using a well-stocked medicine cabinet and getting plenty of rest.

Click here to learn more about stocking up your medicine cabinet.


Help with mental health emergencies

Need Help in a Crisis?


NHS 111

NHS 111 is a free to call service which will help you when you need to access medical and dental help fast but it is not an emergency. You can also access 111 online here.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you access local urgent health care services. Call 111 free from a landline or mobile.

Click here to find out more about 111.


 Pharmacist (Chemist)

 

Your local pharmacist is a highly trained healthcare professional, and can give you advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them.

Most now have a quiet area where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately and many are open during the evenings and weekends.

Find out more about what pharmacists can help with here.


GP (Doctor) 

If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, make an appointment with your GP.

They provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions.

For urgent GP out-of-hours just ring your GP's normal number. We have a number of 'hubs' across the city, which can help you get an appointment with a GP 365 days a year.

To find your nearest GP practice, click here.


NHS Walk-in Services

Walk-in services treat minor illnesses and injuries that do not need a visit to A&E. You do not need an appointment and will be seen by an experienced nurse or doctor.

Sheffield NHS Walk-in Centre (adults and children) for minor illnesses and ailments.
75 Broad Lane, Sheffield S1 3PB
Open 8am - 10pm, 365 days a year.

Sheffield NHS Minor Injuries Unit (adults 16+ only) for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes.
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF
Open 8am - 8pm every day.

Emergency eye care service (adults 16+ only) for eye injuries and emergencies.
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF
Available 8am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
Children under 16 needing emergency eye treatment should be taken to the Sheffield Children's Hospital Emergency Department.

To find out more about what the Walk-in Services can help with, click here.


Urgent dental care

Phone 111 for urgent dental care

Available 24/7, 365 days a year.


A&E or 999

Accident and emergency departments and the 999 ambulance service are to be used in a serious or life-threatening situation. A&E provides immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured. If you telephone 999 the telephone advisor may send a response vehicle to your location.

Emergency services are very busy. They should only be used in very serious or life-threatening situations.
In Sheffield there is an A&E for adults only (age 16+) at the Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, S5 7AU, and a separate A&E for children (under 16 years) at Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH.

More information on what to do in an emergency can be found here.

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