The Customer Contact Centre is currently receiving a high volume of phone calls and emails so it may take us a little longer to respond to your enquiry. We will get back to you as soon as we can and thank you for your patience.
Before you contact us, our frequently asked questions may provide the answers you are looking for. For information about coronavirus (COVID-19) including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home, visit the NHS.UK website. You can also find guidance and support on GOV.UK.
NHS Test and Trace – if you have a question about NHS Test and Trace including testing for COVID-19 and test results you can get help by visiting the test and trace digital service or by calling 119.
How to get medical help
For help from a GP, visit your GP surgery’s website, use an online service to contact your GP, or call the surgery.
For urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you are unable to get help online.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.
There is more information about getting medical help on the NHS website.
How can we help?
Customer Contact Centre
NHS England commissions or buys primary care services. For example GPs, dentists, opticians, and pharmacy services. We also commission health and justice, military health services plus some specialised services.
We can advise you how to access, give feedback or make a complaint about the services we commission. If you are thinking of making a complaint, please read the following important information before you contact us:
Services not commissioned by NHS England
NHS England does not commission secondary care (with the exception of specialised services and hospital dental services). This includes hospital care, NHS 111 services, mental health services, out-of-hours services and community services such as district nursing. These services are commissioned by integrated care boards (ICBs). If you need advice about accessing secondary care, you should contact your local ICB. You can find their contact details using the service finder on the NHS website.
How to contact NHS England
Members of the public, patients, and their representatives should contact our Customer Contact Centre.
You can contact us by:
Telephone: 0300 311 22 33
British Sign Language service
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm using a BSL video interpreter. This uses a service called InterpretersLive!, provided by Sign Solutions.
Further information about the service and how to access it is available on the InterpretersLIve! website.
For users who are unsure how to download the app, guidance is available in the form of a BSL video.
General Post (including complaints, but not legal proceedings): NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT
Our Customer Contact Centre opening hours are 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, except Wednesdays when we open at the later time of 9.30am. We are closed on bank holidays.
Primary care providers and other NHS organisations can find regional contact details on the NHS England regional team pages.
Corporate enquiries: please phone the NHS England switchboard on 0113 825 0000
Please do not send removable media to the Customer Contact Centre, for example CDs, DVDs, SD cards and memory sticks. Due to security measures in place we are unable to access information received in these formats. Any removable media will be returned to the sender, or securely destroyed if we do not hold the sender’s details.
Customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired can contact us using the Next Generation Text (NGT) service. You can find more information on the NGTS website.
To call us using the Next Generation Text service, dial 18001 followed by 0300 311 22 33.
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