What would nhs 111 do if I'm having chest painsWatch
questions would include asking whether you have previous episodes of chest pain, whether there is a family history of heart disease, whether the pain goes up into your shoulder etc.
My never had to call nhs 111 because I don't get poorly. But if he had to call them about my chest pains. I know that they won't do anything
But if you know you need to see somebody you don't have to call them. Just make an appointment. 111 is for when you don't know what to do or need urgent advice. They can only give you advice. They can't help directly. Seems like nothing, but can be very helpful for some people.
I recommend you call 999. Forget what your neighbours will think. You will either keep experiencing this because 111 will do nothing. they will tell you to go to the GP
I think you should definitely go and get yourself checked. Go to A&E. 111 won't do jack crap trust me
I have been to the doctor about it. He said if they don't go u should come back. I do still get them. In 2015 they were bad. But I don't think nhs 111 are going to anything. When dad called the doctor's office the receptionist said if your daughter is having chest pain call 999 but I did think that was a bit wrong. In the event if they were bad. Maybe time to call an ambulance. But I don't want to worry my neibors because they will be so sad. To see an Ambulance pull up at my house.
Do you feel like more should be being done about this? If so you should go back and discuss your concerns with your GP.
If there has been a change and things are worse then you can call 111 or see your GP again. 111 might just tell you to see your GP if it doesn't sound urgent or high risk.
"Chest pain" can mean a lot of things and depending on what you are meaning there will be different approaches. All 111 can do is suggest which approach you start with, but ultimately it is a medical professional like your GP who will choose the approach because they are trained to assess the situation and it's potential.
If you are already seeing a GP or other doctor then 111 is redundant unless anything new happens.
If you feel like things have changed and that you might be in danger, but aren't sure, then call 111. If you think you definitely need to be seen soon then make an urgent appointment to see your GP, go to A&E or call 999.
Doesn't matter what neighbours or anybody else think, if you think you are in danger do something about it.
Chest pains make 111 very twitchy and will more often than not advise you to attend A&E. If your chest pains have been an on-going thing, they may book an urgent GP appointment for you.
They will send an ambulance a poster in A&E on the last of my many visits there said if you are having chest pains call 999 not 111.
The DoH's own leaflets flag chest pains as a potentially life-threatening situation, it might be wise to take their advice OP. This is one I've taken from NHS' Cannock Chase website.