Emergency care

Many patients who attend A&E can be seen by alternative NHS services such as GP, pharmacy and dentists. If you require urgent but not emergency advice use NHS 111 by telephone or online.

A&E (Accident and Emergency)

A&E (accident and emergency) departments assess and treat patients with life threatening serious injuries or illnesses. You should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped

If you need an ambulance call 999.

Major A&E departments offer access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Where's my closest A&E?

Northwick Park Hospital
Watford Road
Harrow 
Middlesex HA1 3UJ

Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
London NW3 2QG

St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London W2 1NY

Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
London W6 8RF

For more information about A&E and urgent treatment centres (UTCs) click here.