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CHANGES TO OUT OF HOURS GP SERVICES
From 1st January 2005, there will be some changes to health services in the Caithness area when your GP Surgery is closed. Until that time, you should continue to contact your GP’s existing Out of Hours service.  Please note that these changes do not apply to patients of the GP in Dunbeath, who will continue to be covered by their own GP surgery. 
HOW TO ACCESS HEALTH SERVICES WHEN YOUR GP SURGERY IS CLOSED
For a life threatening emergency you should still call 999. This is unchanged.  If you need health advice or care when your GP surgery is closed call NHS24 on 08454 24 24 24 – the care you need is a phone call away.

999, BBC online advice regarding emergencies
999, advice regarding accidents and emergencies

AA (Automobile Association)
Motoring Club

Alcohol Concern.
Worried about Drink? This website provides information which may be useful if you are worried about your own or someone else's drinking.

Bullying On-line - (Advice for Children and Parents).
Help and advice for children who are having a hard time at school. Information on how to stay safe. Parents: Help and advice for parents who are tackling bullying.

Coastguard (The Maritime and Coastgaurd Agency - MCA).
(External Link) - The aims of the MCA are to develop, promote and enforce high standards of marine safety; to minimise loss of life amongst seafarers and coastal users; respond to maritime emergencies 24 hours a day and to minimise the risk of pollution.

ChildLine UK - ( Free Phone - 0800 1111 ).
Advice for children, young people and adults, ChildLine is the UK's free national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger, if you want to talk to someone, call ChildLine free on 0800 1111.

Community Safety Team (The Highland Council and Northern Constabulary)
Community Safety is a key element of the Government’s Law and Order Policy that applies to a broad range of issues that affect the quality of life for Highland communities.

Community Safety, WHO: (World Health Organisation's collaborating centre on community safety)
(External Link) - A global perspective on community safety issues, policies, plans, projects and practices

Crimestoppers UK
Welcome to the Crimestoppers UK web site, Crimestoppers, which is backed by the registered charity, Crimestoppers Trust, is a partnership between the police, the media and the community to fight crime.

Northern Constabulary (Police Force of The Highlands & Islands) Protect & Serve - Dion is Cuidh.
This site is aimed at those who would like more information on Northern Constabulary and the area we police, our aim is to develop this site in partnership with the communities we serve.

Phone Numbers in Scotland (BT Phone book for UK)
Phone Directory (UK Phone Book)

RAC (Royal Automobile Club)
Motoring Club

Royal National Lifeboat Institute
(External Link) - The RNLI Exists To Save Lives At Sea

Scotland Against Drugs (SAD - Free Telephone Number: 0800 77 66 00 )
(External Link) - By the age of 13, most of our kids will have been offered drugs, by 16, half will be experimenting, to combat the escalating problem of drug misuse, leaders of political parties in Scotland put their backing behind a joint initiative

Scottish Fire Brigades
Index of addresses for Scottish Fire Brigades plus links to those with a WWW presence

Scottish Police Forces website
Information upon Scottish Police Forces

Scottish Weather
(External Link) - The Weather is a subject of constant discussion in Scotland, important to all our lives

Telephone Helpline Association
Welcome to the website of the Telephone Helplines Association, the membership organisation for non-commercial helplines in the UK.

The Met. Office on the Internet - Welcome.
For us at The Met. Office, the weather is a fascinating subject. We think that many, many people think so too and we would like your help in developing our site.

The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland
Representative and co-ordinating body for mountain rescue services in Scotland

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
NSPCC is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. It has been protecting children from abuse for over 100 years.

The UK Missing Childrens Website.
This site helps reunite missing children with their families, a tool designed to aid law enforcement agencies and other authorised organisations in the safe recovery of missing and/or exploited children.

See Also
Emergency Numbers - Winter
Helplines

Emergency Services Caithness
Police Telephone Numbers - Caithness & Sutherland
Police Telephone Numbers - Highlands & Islands
Abuse
Highland Domestic Abuse Forum
Rape & Abuse Line
Highland Domestic Abuse Strategy
Victim Support - Caithness
Womens Aid Outreach Service