Sonning Common
Community First Responders





NHS 111 Service

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.


NHS 999 Service

Call 999 in a medical emergency (someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk). Examples include: loss of consciousness; acute confused state and fits that are not stopping; persistent, severe chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding that cannot be stopped; severe allergic reactions; severe burns or scalds.
Call 999Call 999 immediately, if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. Every second counts with these conditions.

Also call 999, if you think someone has had a major trauma. Major trauma is often the result of a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height or a serious head injury.






Useful Information

Included here is contact information for other health professionals, and information regarding how best to use and help the emergency services.

GP surgeries at the Sonning Common Health Centre

The Lions' Message in a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - in the fridge!
Please go here for more information.

Blue Light Aware is a short video (5.11 mins), produced on behalf of the emergency services. Their crews rely on the help of other road users when they're on a 'blue light' journey. By watching Blue Light Aware, you will better understand their needs, you will be reducing the risks you face, you will be contributing to a safer road environment and you might also be helping to save a life. Please note, this video contains flash photography.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique that can be used if someone is not breathing properly or if their heart has stopped. Chest compressions and rescue breaths keep blood and oxygen circulating in the body. Here's a short (1.44 mins) video which shows you how to do it: