Official main NHS websites
The following official gateway sites include information about NHS organisations, local NHS services, what the NHS does, how it works, and how to use it. You can search for details of doctors, dentists, opticians, pharmacies, walk-in centres, hospitals, etc. You can look at performance indicators to see how your local services are doing, waiting times, etc.
NHS telephone services
Call 111 (24 hours) service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
NHS Direct telephone information service for Scotland (08454 242424 - 24 hours) providing comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice.