Medical Emergencies, Medical Services & Support Services
Please note that Helmdon Parish Council cannot accept any responsibility for the information or web links provided by external websites. Headings on this page include:
- Helmdon Facilities (Defibrillator) & First Aiders
- When to Call 999
- When to Call 111
- Medical Practices / Pharmacies / Dentists
- Transport to Appointments
- Voluntary, Citizens Advice & Wellbeing (Separate webpage listing a range of Support Services with contact phone numbers)
Helmdon Facilities & First Aiders
Helmdon Primary School have installed a defibrillator on the front wall overlooking Station Road.
Please look for the bright yellow box on the front wall under the school sign. This equipment is for use by any member of the public at any time in an emergency and it can be accessed when the school is open or closed.
Instructions are clearly marked on the defibrillator case and it is designed to be used by individuals who have no prior knowledge or training.
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At some point, most people will either witness or be involved in an accident or experience a medical emergency.
Knowing what to do next and who to call can potentially save lives.
Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Medical emergencies can include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state
- fits that aren't stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can't be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.
[Above is copy of first section of this NHS page - 01/May/2019]
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do. Get help online or on the phone
To get help from NHS 111, you can:
- go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only)
- call 111
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can:
- call 18001 111 on a textphone
- use the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter service if you're deaf and want to use the phone service
How NHS 111 works:
You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.
You can ask for a translator if you need one.
Depending on the situation you'll:
- find out what local service can help you
- be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
- get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
- be told how to get any medicine you need
- get self-care advice
[above is copy of first two sections of this NHS page 01/May/2019]
Medical Practices / Pharmacies / Dentists
The following links (blue text) are to local Medical Services. This list may not cover all available services. For complete listings you should refer to the NHS website or others as appropriate.
- Medical Practice - Brackley Medical Centre 01280 702436 (incorporates Brackley Health Centre and Washington House Surgery)
- Medical Practice - Brook Health Centre (Towcester) 01327 323900
- Medical Practice - Silverstone Surgery (Silverstone) 01327 323900
- Medical Practice - Springfield Surgery (Brackley) 01280 704122
- Medical Practice - Towcester Medical Centre (Towcester) 01327 359953
- Boots Pharmacy (Brackley) 01280 702213
- Lark Rise Pharmacy (Brackley) 01280 700222
- Lloyds Pharmacy (Towcester) 01327 350433
- Bridge Dental (Towcester) 01327 358214
- Dentalcare (Brackley) 01280 730888
- Oasis (Bupa) Dental Care (Brackley) 01280 703453
- Oasis (Bupa) Dental Care (Towcester) 01327 358668
- Orchid Dental Centre (Brackley) 01280 703125
- Simply Smiles / Shire Court Dental (Towcester) 01327 352146
- Horton General Hospital (Banbury)
- John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford)
- Churchill Hospital (Oxford)
- Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford)
- Northampton General Hospital (Northampton)
Transport to Appointments
Information correct when posted - 17 July 2018.
The Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service is run by South Northants Volunteer Bureau (SNVB) and provides transport for those people, particularly the elderly and disadvantaged, who find it difficult to get to essential medical or social care appointments.
If your doctor's surgery is in Brackley then you can use this service so please call 01280 841099 for further information or visit www.snvb.org.uk.
Passengers must register with the service and pay an annual membership fee of £25.00. Journeys must be booked at least 3 days in advance and passengers pay the driver 45p per mile (the driver will calculate the cost for you).
The drivers are all volunteers and they will remain nearby for up to 2 hours to take you home again. This service is only available for people going to medical appointments such as doctors, dentist and physio.
Please click here for Citizens Advice, Samaritans & Wellbeing - lists of services with phone numbers.