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whats nhs direct phone number?

(27 Posts)
misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 15:54:00


smellymelly Sat 15-Jan-05 15:54:56

0845 46 47

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 15:55:39

thank you

pixiefish Sat 15-Jan-05 15:55:43


RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 15:56:07

0845 46 47.

is what i got from search but doesnt seem long enough

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 15:56:24

its right

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 15:58:49


thought it should have another 2 numbers

pixiefish Sat 15-Jan-05 16:00:06

R u ok misdee?

SeaShells Sat 15-Jan-05 16:02:06

Hope it's nothing serious Misdee, I often thought I had missed 2 numbers off it in my address book aswell, till I phoned it one day, strange.

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 16:06:49

i'm fine. dd1 isnt well, got a horrible cough and is wheezing. as she is asthmatic i thought i'd call. they are gonna get the local clinic to call me back.

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 16:14:02

That's good

will they be able to see her today?

Does your surgery have weekend call out service?

Hope you get her seen somehow

sending her hugs {{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}

How old is she?

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 16:15:17

sorry dont mean good that she is ill

meant good that they will ring you back

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 16:17:06

they have a walk in clinic at the hospital.

she is 4yrs old. she has had 4 puffs on her reliver inhalor in the last hour and it hasnt helped really. but i am trying to figure out if the wheeze is her chest or because her throat is all bunged up cos of the cough/cold. dont want to drag her down there if its just the cough/cold and not her asthma.

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 16:19:20

is she recessing?

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 16:21:42


she is pulling in her chest when breathing, under the ribs. so she is struggling a bit. but not excessivly. she has been worse than this b4 and we have been sent away from a+e with just more dosage of inhalors.

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 16:30:24

I am NOT medical at all

but if it was DS I would want to get him seen

but I am a complete neurotic

It sounds more like chest than throat if her ribs are affected

Recessing is what happens to DS all the skin is sucked in on the ribs so the ribs show up.

but I am not medical

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 16:32:21

she isnt that bad but am worried the inhalor isnt working. she has been worse, and has been better. but dont want to rush down there and panic. i think after 3yrs of this i am a bit calmer about it tho.

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 16:36:04


could it have run out?

sorry was being a bit meladramtic

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 16:38:28

no, its a new inhalor. just dont fancy waiting round a+e for hrs.

last time she had a full on attack, they spent 2 hrs upping her dose of inhalors, then sent her home, only for us to come back later that night for her to admitted to a ward needing a nebuliser.

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 16:42:53

A & E saturday early evening not a fun place to be

sorry for being over the top

hope she gets better soon

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 16:45:56

be OTT if u want. i do get like that, especially if its not something i've dealt with b4. i over react with dh, but with the girls i have faced allergic reactions, asthma attacks etc all b4 so i know how to deal with them.

still waiting for clinic to call.

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 16:49:40

hope they do soon

I admire your strength with your family

misdee Sat 15-Jan-05 17:53:43

they just called back, and said to keep her at hoem for now, double her dose of becotide, treat with ventolin when needed, make sure her temp stays down and to try and keep her calm. she has now stopped wheezing anyway.

RTKangaMummy Sat 15-Jan-05 18:12:39

suedonim Sat 15-Jan-05 22:54:19

Sounds like your dd has the same thing as mine, Misdee. Dd2 has used her inhaler more times these past three days than ever before. I'm not too concerned because she seems okay otherwise but I've a feeling there isn't much left in the inhaler and it's still 36hrs until the Dr's opens Monday morning. The surgery only gives me one at a time so I never have a reserve one handy, grrr. Anyway, hope your dd's okay.

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