When We Are Closed
When the surgery is closed you can use the NHS 111 service. You can talk free of charge to a fully trained advisor who can give you healthcare advice and direct you to someone who can help; just call 111.
The Surgeries are not open on Sundays or Bank Holidays and open on Saturdays for preventative services only (immunisations and smears)
Other Sources of Help when the Surgery is Closed
Your Local Pharmacist
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. Call NHS Direct for details.
Accident and Emergency
Whatever, the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department or call 999. Accident and Emergency are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment. If you need medical help or advice fast, but it is not a life threatening situation, call 111.
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.