In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute and emercency.
If you do not need urgent assistance, call the Out of Hours service on 111
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
NHS 111 is a service that’s been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
When to use it
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation. Call 111 if:
you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Target Training Closures
TARGET Dates 2020 / 2021
22nd January 2020 - In House Event
26th February 2020 - Main Event
25th March 2020 - In House Event
29th April 2020 - Main Event
13th May 2020 - In House Event
24th June 2020 - Main Event
22nd July 2020 - In House Event
30th September 2020 - Main Event
28th October 2020 - In House Event
25th November 2020 - Main Event
27th January 2021 - In House Event
24th February 2021 - Main Event
31st March 2020 - In House Event
Portsmouth City teaching Primary Care Trust has supported protected time for learning for GP Practices in the city since 2001, and Portsmouth CCG are continuing to support TARGET.
We are signed up for the TARGET programme therefore close our surgeries for one half-day a month, during which time the GGC provides cover through the Out of Hours Service.
Why is TARGET important?
It provides a coordinated relevant, focused, and quality education programme
It improves the quality of patient care through updating of knowledge and skills, and sharing of good practice
It encourages teamwork in primary care
It can aid personal and professional development
It disseminates PCT strategic objectives
It provides an opportunity to respond to new technological and governance issues within health care and in the NHS
It provides time and some resources for individuals and practices to address their continuing professional development (CPD) needs and follow their Practice Development Plans (PDP).
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
Treat yourself at home
Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if: