Health Support Services

An overview of local health services in Buckinghamshire, from Health Help Now to local emergency departments.


NHS Website and NHS App

Check symptoms and get information on the NHS website. The NHS App has also been developed to help people get more information about their health and care. With the NHS App you can: 

  • book appointments at your GP surgery
  • manage repeat prescriptions
  • view your GP medical records
  • set organ donation preferences
  • and much more

NHS 111

111 is for situations where you feel you need advice quickly, perhaps the problem worsened you can call 111 (24/7 healthcare advice and information) and they will advise you what to do next. 

NHS 111 is available via textphone so that people with communication difficulties or impaired hearing are able use the NHS 111 service.  To use the typetalk service:

  • using a textphone, call 18001 111
  • calls will be connected to the TextDirect system. The textphone will display messages to tell you what is happening
  • a Typetalk Relay Assistant will automatically join the call. They will relay your words to the NHS 111 adviser, and will type the adviser’s replies back to your textphone or computer.


Call 999 if you or a family member is seriously ill or injured, for example, a loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, heart attack, head injury, severe loss of blood, suspected broken bones, severe breathing difficulty, or deep wounds call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department (open 24 hours, 7 days a week).

Couch to 5K 

This One You Couch to 5K app gives you a choice of coaches and helps you track your progress.

  • Stoke Mandeville Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Bucks | HP21 8AL | 01296 315000

  • Milton Keynes Standing Way, Milton Keynes | MK6 5LD | 01908 660033

  • Wexham Park Wexham, Slough | SL2 4HL | 01753 633000

  • John Radcliffe Headley Way, Headington, Oxford | OX3 9DU | 01865 572467
  • Contact your GP Surgery for an appointment. If you call out of surgery hours, there will be ansaphone message giving information on where to get help

  • Visit the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) is based at Wycombe Hospital for minor injuries or illnesses that can’t be dealt with at home or your GP, visit the MIIU instead of A&E departments. Find details of MIIU

You can view local services in our directory