We are gradually launching a 111 service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from this week. The service will be launched in Cambridgeshire, not including Peterborough, tomorrow (12 November 2013) from mid-morning. The service will then be launched in the Peterborough area on 28 November
111 will get you through to a team of fully trained call advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, and give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the right local service.
The NHS 111 team will, where possible, book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately – just as if you had originally dialled 999.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you need medical help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
You should call 111 if:
· It’s not a 999 emergency
· you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service;
· you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP; or
· you don’t know who to call for medical help.
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, you should continue to call 999.
It is likely that the 0845 46 47 NHS Direct number will be closed down in the near future subject to approval from NHS England. We will continue to keep you updated on the 111 service in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.
Good Afternoon Subscribers,
It has been a busy week in the Huntingdonshire District so I thought I would take the opportunity to update you all on what we have been up to.
The week started off with Bonfire night celebrations across the district. PCSO WARREN and I attended the Godmanchester event which went off with a bang! The event was attended by in excess of 500 people and I am pleased to say there were no reports of rowdy behaviour, just people having fun. It was great to meet some of the committee members who organised the event, making it enjoyable and safe for all. We thoroughly enjoyed it! I wasn’t able to attend the events in Yaxley or Huntingdon but I have been reliably informed that these were equally as much of a success!
The middle of the week saw the execution of a number of Warrants in Huntingdon.
These Warrants related to drugs and stolen property and we had some excellent results.
At one address we seized a quantity of Cannabis and reported a male for the offence of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
At another address we recovered a stolen cycle, which we successfully managed to reunite with its owner. We now have a suspect for this offence of Theft whom we are looking to deal with.
On Sunday our entire team, consisting of 3 Police Officers and 8 PCSO’s, took part in Remembrance Sunday Parades across the District. It was a very proud and poignant moment in my career to take part in the Huntingdon Parade, having previously been a Reactive Officer and having never taken part in this calendar event before. It was great to see so many members of the community, young and old, taking part. Thank you to everyone who was involved for making it a safe event for all.
Pc 1977 Emma TAVENER
Huntingdon Problem Solving Officer