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    Q255: NHS Direct has been dissolved, is there a new number that I can ring when I need medical help fast but its not a 999 emergency?

    NHS Choices has now replaced NHS Direct. The new number to ring is: 111. You can dial this number if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. If you think your case is an emergency then dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.

    NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

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