What To Do In An Emergency – Out of Hours
If your problem is non urgent please try to wait until normal surgery hours and avoid using the emergency service. Generally the doctors use a deputising service, to provide out of hours EMERGENCY cover.
Your cooperation is appreciated for using this service only for serious problems which cannot wait until the next surgery. Calls dealing with minor problems may block the system and jeopardise patients who require lifesaving intervention.
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111.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. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.