When We Are Closed
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
If you are not sure what to do and we are closed, please dial 111 for advice from the NHS 111 service.
You can use our new e-consult facility. You will receive a reply by 6.30pm the next full working day. (Note:this system has a built in algorithm to detect potentially urgent/serious matters and would direct you to seek appropriate immediate help via 111 or 999 if necessary)
Many minor ailments are self-limiting (they naturally get better over time) and can be treated or symptoms alleviated with over the counter medicines e.g. pain killers for aches and pains, creams and medicines for insect bites, cold sores and other minor skin irritations, cough and cold, indigestion and heart burn remedies. The local pharmacists can give you more information and advice. If you have a minor illness and you are no better within a couple of days or your symptoms are worsening please DO get in touch.
999 and A&E departments are for medical emergencies
GP out –of-hours service is for urgent medical problems that cannot wait until we reopen
If you take regular medication please always ensure that you have enough to cover the weekend. Repeat prescription orders take 48 hours for us to process, longer if medication reviews or blood tests are needed so please plan ahead.