WHEN WE ARE CLOSED

NHS 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111 to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency If you have Chest pains and / or shortness of breath which constitutes an emergency

  • A&E is for injuries and serious problems requiring immediate treatment. Anyone who has an accident or emergency should go there. Otherwise, please try another source of help.
  • A&E departments are always very busy, so be prepared to wait for treatment.

For further information, please see the NHS Choices website for details on the Ambulance Service and What is an emergency.

 

Pharmacists

  • Pharmacists (chemists) can provide advice and treatment for a wide variety of medical problems.
  • Many Pharmacists are open longer hours than the Surgery.
  • Pharmacists are highly trained professionals that provide advice on a wide range of problems.
  • They can be particularly helpful for advice about colds, flu, sore throats, ear ache or coughs.
  • They can also advise on regular medication and ways to stop smoking.
  • Pharmacies can offer emergency contraception.
 

Health Checks if you're between 40 and 74

If you do not regularly see your GP for any existing condition, you might like to get a free NHS Health Check - just ask your pharmacist for details.

For further information on your nearest pharmacies, see the NHS website: Service search

 

Walk-in centres

  • NHS Walk-in centres provide advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses (coughs, colds, infections) and minor injuries (strains, sprains, cuts).
  • Many centres are open from early morning to late evening, seven days a week.
  • The centres are run by experienced NHS nurses and some have doctors available.
  • No appointment is needed.

For further information on the nearest Walk-in centre, see the NHS website: Service search