When We Are Closed
If you need to see a doctor urgently and the surgery is closed then telephone the GP out of hours service:
- Monday to Friday from 17:00 to 18:30 call 0845 603 4384
- After 18:30 and at weekends call 111. This is for emergencies that won't wait until normal surgery hours.
Please remember that the out-of-hours service is for emergency calls only, i.e. those that cannot wait until the following morning. PLEASE speak to the surgery - we can always accommodate a genuinely urgent problem.
The 111 service introduced to handle out of hours calls is now well established. Staff are available to offer medical advice over the telephone and advise whether you need an appointment at the out-of-hours centre or, if necessary, a home visit.
Suitable travel arrangements can be made if you have difficulty travelling to the centre.
Please note that all telephone calls may be recorded.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.