People in need of medical advice can now get the help they need by using the new NHS 111 online service. 

Working in a similar way to the already well-established NHS 111 telephone line, the website takes patients through various questions about their condition and symptoms before giving tailored advice on the best course of action to take. 

The new service will also connect people to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP should their condition require a more thorough assessment. 

Patients can access NHS 111 online 24 hours a day from any device with a working internet connection.

To get to the site, all patients need to do is type into their internet browser and hit enter. 

The NHS 111 telephone line, which is also available at all times of the day, can be reached by dialling 111 from any mobile phone or landline. 

Click here to find out more about both NHS 111 services.