NHS 24 services


NHS 24 provides self-care advice for people in Scotland, if you're ill and it can't wait until your GP surgery opens call on 111. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For medical emergencies call 999.

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NHS 24 – find local services

  • Find your nearest GP, pharmacy, sexual health clinic, travel clinic and dentist in your area

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Health A – Z

High-quality information on more than 800 health conditions and treatments which can be searched by A-Z or body map. Information can easily be printed by section to create an easy to read hand-out.

Mental Health and Wellbeing zone

A gateway to Scottish-focused information on different aspects of mental health and wellbeing such as:

  • Stress management
  • Helping yourself and accessing help
  • Worried about someone

Alcohol zone

Find out whether you are drinking more than is healthy by completing the Alcohol Zone questionnaire.

Musculoskeletal Zone

Offers information, advice and top tips to people with muscle or joint problems, including:

  • Upper body - information and advice on neck and upper limb problems
  • Back problems - prevent back problems from taking over daily life
  • Lower body - information and advice on hip and lower limb problems
  • Whiplash injuries - prevent whiplash injuries from taking over daily life
  • Treatment and recovery - advice on how to treat and recover from sprains, strains and sports injuries
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Health Rights in Scotland (NHS Inform)

  • Information for overseas visitors
  • Information about health services in Scotland
  • A guide to using NHS services in Scotland

Breathing Space 

A free, confidential phone and web based service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

Call 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am and weekends 24hrs).

NHS Living Life

A telephone support service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. NHS Living Life Guided Self Help is available to anyone over the age of 16 suffering low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Call 0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm-9pm) to make an appointment.

Sexual Health Scotland

Whether we're part of a couple, in a new relationship, have many partners or are happy and relaxed with no sex, everyone needs to take care of their sexual wellbeing.