Ambulance, Fire, Police, Mountain Rescue & Coastguard – Dial 999 and ask for the service you require.
Police – Local non emergency police – 101
The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association (LDSAMRA) comprises the twelve teams across Cumbria and the Lake District. Cockermouth, Coniston, Duddon and Furness, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Langdale Ambleside, Patterdale, Penrith and Wasdale MRTs plus COMRU and the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.
Visit their website for local non emergency contact information.
(replaces NHS Direct service)
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
* you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
* you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
* you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
* you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
More about NHS 111 service
CHoC – Cumbria Health on Call
Out of Hours’ specialist services for patients with urgent medical problems who need to contact a clinician after doctors’ surgeries close. 03000 247 247
Visit Cumbria Health on Call website.
Cumbria emergency dentists
Dental Care (out of hours)
If you are a registered patient, please ring your own dentist to organise treatment.
Unregistered patients if you require advice on an emergency dental problem ring 01228 603900 if you are in north Cumbria, or 01539 716822 if you are in south Cumbria.
You may be visiting Cumbria or have just moved into the area. If you need a GP within normal surgery hours, contact the GP surgery nearest to where you are staying. There is provision for you to be registered as a temporary resident at the surgery and be able to access appointments.
If you are a temporary or new resident and need to see a GP out of hours, please use the CHoC service detailed above.
When you don’t need to be seen by a Nurse or Doctor, your local pharmacist can provide advice on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them.
To find the nearest pharmacies to your location, simply text ‘Pharmacy’ to 64746 and you will receive three free texts listing the three nearest pharmacies and their address.
(This service uses the location of a person’s mobile phone to return relevant results. Please note that by using this service, you give consent for your mobile operator to release their location to the service provider for the provision of the service.)
Pharmacy opening hours for the festive period are usually listed in your local newspaper (all part of the Cumbrian Newspaper Group);
Cumberland News (North Cumbria)
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald (East Cumbria)
Westmorland Gazette (South Cumbria)
Times and Star (West Cumberland)
Visit the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons website to find a local practice.