When our practice is closed you can still get support. You can get expert medical advice and useful information by calling:
111 or through 111 online.
People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.
You should call 111 if:
- it’s not a 999 emergency
- you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP
- you don’t know who to call for medical help
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, patients should dial 999.
Other sources of help
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 - Dial 999
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.