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Out of Hours

If you have a severe problem such as difficulty breathing, chest pains or heavy bleeding you should call 999.

If you need care that cannot wait until the surgery is open, please ring 111 which is a free number. If phoning from a mobile you may be unable to connect to this number- you will then need to phone 0345 4647 instead.

Telephone advice on a range of medical conditions is available from NHS Direct 24 hours a day. Their number is 111.

Heart Disease Risk

NICE information on Coronary Heart Disease Risk

NICE: Lowering cholesterol to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke

This document gives information about the risk assessment process and on ways that you can lower your cholesterol to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. It includes information on statins - tablets that reduce cholesterol levels.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg181/resources/lowering-cholesterol-to-reduce-the-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-and-stroke-315944122309

  • NICE: Patient decision aid: Taking a statin to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

This document is a "patient decision aid" which is intended to help you make up your mind whether or not to take a statin to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. You can use your own QRISK2 score (above) to looks at graphics which demonstrate your risk of cardiovascular disease, and the difference that taking a statin may make to you.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg181/resources/patient-decision-aid-243780159



 
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