this page has
links (in Blue ) to NHS help areas
1. how to call for
2.Colds and Flu
Getting help in
999 has been the emergency services
number in the UK
for many years but you can now also call 112 to get help.
112 is the single emergency telephone
number for the European Union. European citizens in distress situations
can call the phone number 112 and get through to the emergency services
wherever they are.
Many accidents happen when travelling
abroad so it is worth remembering that calling 112 can get you the
emergency assistance you need when in the UK
COLDS AND FLU
Colds and flu affect 15 million people
each year in the UK.
Often people make unnecessary trips to their GP, or call for an
Ambulance, when they should be resting at home. However, flu can be a
serious condition for some people, so it’s important to get advice if you
have flu like symptoms.
The advice given is suitable for adults and
children aged 5 years and over. If your enquiry is for a child under
the age of 5,
call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.
if you are an
adult and have symptoms like cold or Flu
please try this
Every year in the UK,
thousands of people die or are seriously injured in accidents.
Many of these deaths could have been
prevented if First Aid was given at the scene before the emergency
and first aid - first aid guide
for information on how to deal with common
accidents and emergencies,
such as choking,
poisoning and bleeding.
For detailed information on how to deal
with burns and scalds,
A-Z: treating burns and scalds
If someone is injured in an accident:
check that you and the casualty are not in any danger and,
so, make the situation safe
safe, assess the casualty and dial 999 or 112 for an ambulance (if
out basic first aid
For more information, see Accidents
and first aid - what to do after an accident
If they are unconscious and breathing...
If a person is unconscious but is
breathing and has no other life-threatening conditions, they should be
placed in the recovery
If they are unconscious and not
If a person is not breathing normally
after an accident or Incident you should,
call for an ambulance
if you are able to, start CPR (mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation) straight away