Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

out of hours

Emergencies at any time

Severe chest pain, breathlessness, collapse, serious accident or any situation that could be life threatening

Phone 999 and say that there is an emergency giving patients name, location, and description of the problem. Approximate age of the patient and a contact number are helpful.

Out of Hours

If you require a home visit or medical advice outside of the normal office hours, your call will be taken by the NHS 24.

NHS 24 can be contacted on their new freephone number 111.  The nurses will take the details of your call and determine whether an ambulance, the GP on call, or advice is the most appropriate way to deal with the problem.

The nurses answering the phone will be using computer-aided advice systems. Please be patient if you are asked a lot of questions, since this is only being done to improve the quality of service.

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