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NHS Contact Number: 0300 311 22 33

Contact NHS by calling their general enquiries phone number 0300 311 22 33 to find your nearest centre and to make a complaint, alternatively dial their direct number 111 for non-emergency health enquiries.

The National Health Service (NHS) is the government-run health service which provides free healthcare for all British citizens. You may phone their general enquiries contact number 0300 311 22 33 to find your nearest GP, walk-in centre or hospital. Similarly you can use this service to locate your nearest public dentist so that you can have regular check-ups on your teeth.

You should also phone this number if you would like to make a complaint about the healthcare you received whilst at an NHS GP surgery or dentist. For example if you believe that medical negligence contributed to a health problem you can call this helpline to claim compensation against the practitioner involved in your treatment. However please be aware that you will have to complain directly to a hospital, mental health service or 111 advisor as these are not commissioned by the regional NHS England board. If you would prefer to write to the NHS to make your complaint you may use their UK postal address:

NHS England,
PO Box 16738,
B97 9PT,
United Kingdom.


NHS 111 – 111

Dial 111 to reach the NHS non-emergency health service which replaced their now defunct NHS Direct system. You should dial this number if you require medical assistance but the situation is not life threatening, for example if you have suffered an injury and you aren’t sure whether to visit your local A&E department you can call the NHS 111 team for advice.


Emergencies – 999

Phone the emergency services by dialling the 24-hour helpline 999 if you need urgent medical attention for a life-threatening situation, ambulances will then be dispatched to your location to transfer you to the appropriate NHS hospital.


NHS contact numbers

NHS board UK phone number
NHS England 0300 311 22 33
NHS Scotland 0141 414 2888
NHS Wales 0845 46 47 (7p/min + access charge)
NHS 111 (formerly NHS Direct) 111
Emergencies 999