CHANGES TO OUT OF HOURS GP
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
999, BBC online advice regarding emergencies
999, advice regarding accidents and emergencies
AA (Automobile Association)
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.
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.
WHO: (World Health Organisation's collaborating centre on community
(External Link) - A global perspective on community safety issues,
policies, plans, projects and practices
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.
(Police Force of The Highlands & Islands) Protect & Serve - Dion is
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
Royal National Lifeboat
Scotland Against Drugs (SAD -
Free Telephone Number: 0800 77 66 00 )
(External Link) - The RNLI Exists To Save Lives At Sea
(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
Information upon Scottish Police Forces
(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 -
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.
Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland
Representative and co-ordinating body for mountain rescue services in
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
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.
Emergency Numbers - Winter
Emergency Services Caithness
Police Telephone Numbers - Caithness & Sutherland
Police Telephone Numbers - Highlands & Islands
Highland Domestic Abuse
Rape & Abuse Line
Highland Domestic Abuse Strategy
Victim Support -
Womens Aid Outreach Service