"requiring out of hours service provision"
About: Harmoni / NHS 111 Harmoni NHS 111 WD18 8YA
Posted by pkb (as ),
I had been suffering with what was thought to be an upper respiratory infection for a week. I accessed my GP at the beginning of my illness who advised I take paracetamol and ibuprofen and have bed rest and I should be feeling well in a few days. As the week progressed, I was not feeling any better despite following the advice I had received and used additional home remedies from the NHS choices website.
At the end of my teather I rang the 111 helpline via my out of hours GP service for some further advice. After a comprehensive telephone consultation, they put me in contact with my local out of hours service where I was able to get the correct medication for what turned out to be acute tonsilitis and began to feel better within 24 hours.