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Do you need to ring the gp or 111 to go to a&e

(14 Posts)
Coldnights Tue 29-Sep-20 21:52:17

Don’t personally need to go but like to know these things just in case as I have accidents prone relatives.

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Penny31 Tue 29-Sep-20 22:05:30

Erm if you think someone needs a and e you just go? You don’t need to book by phone. I don’t know if I’m misunderstanding the question....

PurpleDaisies Tue 29-Sep-20 22:06:22

It totally depends on the situation.

Sirzy Tue 29-Sep-20 22:07:39

They are apparently bringing in a system from October whereby you have to phone 111 to get an appointment to go to a and e. The mind boggles how that will ever actually work.

I can picture it now “excuse me my appointment was 5 minutes ago but that man who isn’t breathing has been seen before me”

PurpleDaisies Tue 29-Sep-20 22:07:45

Sorry, I think I’ve misunderstood the question.

In some areas there’s a pilot trialling phoning 111 before going to a and e. If you’re not in one of those areas and you need to go to a and e, you just go.

Coldnights Tue 29-Sep-20 22:07:55

I know they were planning on making appointments weren’t they.

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Clevs Tue 29-Sep-20 22:08:37

It depends what the problem is!

NoRoomInBed Tue 29-Sep-20 22:08:57

Whenever I've needed a+e I call ahead while getting there as nearest is 20 miles away. If it's super serious it's an ambulance

Sirzy Tue 29-Sep-20 22:09:00

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-54185453

LiveFromHome Tue 29-Sep-20 22:14:55

If you turn up at A&E you should be seen, regardless of whether you've phoned 111.

111 is an appalling service and needs to be scrapped. I trust my own eyes, ears and my own judgement over someone on the other end of a phone with their yes/no questions and their stupid algorithm.

Penny31 Tue 29-Sep-20 22:16:17

Ah ok I hadn’t read this. So for something serious you still go to a and e and I’m pretty sure you’d be prioritised accordingly.

For something like a suspected broken bone you call 111 for an appointment and may be seen quicker than if you turn up without one.

Spam88 Tue 29-Sep-20 22:46:18

Some hospitals around here are doing appointments but I have no idea how you access them, 111 would be my guess. I assume for emergencies you still just turn up, or call an ambulance of course.

Someone1987 Tue 29-Sep-20 22:58:47

I hate 111

RunningFromInsanity Tue 29-Sep-20 23:01:24

The problem with 111 is it’s almost impossible to diagnose medical issues over the phone, and they can’t risk , telling someone to stay at home and them getting worse/dying. So most the time they say go to a&e anyway.

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