Out-of-hours help is from 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays. To access out of hours help, you can go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111 if you need medical help now, but it's not an emergency.
You can also visit an urgent care service, such as an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). These can provide treatment for minor injuries or illnesses, such as sprains and fractures.
Some urgent care services offer access to doctors, as well as nurses. But they're not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.
You don't need to be registered and you don't need an appointment. Any member of the public can simply walk in to be seen, regardless of where they're registered. Some offer pre-booked appointments.
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
If you need urgent dental treatment, contact your usual dental practice. They may be able to see you or direct you to an urgent dental care service.
If you don't have a regular dentist, contact NHS 111 for advice on where you can get urgent care.
The cost of emergency dental treatment is currently £21.60. You may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment.
If this happens, you'll have to pay a second charge in the relevant treatment band.
Find out more about NHS dental charges