Stop! Is it an emergency?
Today’s NHS offers a wide range of services to people with illnesses or injuries that are new or have suddenly become a lot worse (acute health problems). Depending on the nature and severity of the problem, there are often good alternatives to a visit to the emergency department (ED).
Choosing the right care
The 'choose better' website can help you to find the right place for treatment.
Choose better website Choose better leaflet
Information about your local NHS services
GP out-of-hours services
If you need urgent help from your doctor (GP) or would like some advice but your GP surgery is closed:
Call the GP out-of-hours service on 0845 0450411.
Visit the GP out-of-hours service at the Royal Infirmary Urgent Care Centre
Or visit the NHS Direct website for advice or call 0845 46 47.
Minor injuries units
Minor injuries units (MIUs) are designed to treat less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes.
If you live in Leicester city the nearest is the Urgent Care centre at Leicester Royal Infirmary
If you live outside Leicester, you may find it a lot more convenient to visit one of the following MIUs:
Map of Leicestershire unscheduled care facilities
Our emergency department
Our emergency department (ED) at Leicester Royal Infirmary provides emergency care for adults and children 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Please use our service sensibly and consider one of the other options above whenever possible. This will help us to concentrate on what we do best: treating patients who are seriously ill or injured.
Emergency department - vist out web pages to find out more about what we do
NHS Choices website: 'Health A-Z: A&E Department'
NHS Choices website: 'What is an Emergency?'