WHEN WE ARE CLOSED
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.
- 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
- 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