When We Are Closed
Outside our normal working hours, an emergency doctor is available for urgent medical problems. Call 111. Generally, this is not one of the doctors from the practice. You may be asked to attend an alternative medical centre.
NHS 111 Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should use the NHS 111 Service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life threatening situation. Information is available via their website.
Minor Ailments Scheme
Community Pharmacists will be able to give you free health advice and treatment if you receive free prescriptions, at any time through the Pharmacy Care Scheme – you don’t need an appointment. All you need is your NHS number, which will be readily given by the practice. The service covers diarrhoea, constipation, earache, flu symptoms, indigestion, thrush, skin conditions and general pain to name only a few.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.