When We Are Closed

NHS 111

If you need to contact a doctor in an emergency outside surgery hours:

  • Out of Hours telephone: 111

It is important that patients use these services appropriately and call the doctor only for problems that cannot wait until the next surgery.

NHS 111

 

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

 

Attending A&E

Examples of when it is right and appropriate to attend A&E without delay are:

  • Major injuries such as injuries from road traffic accidents.
  • Falls from a considerable height.
  • Major Head injuries.
  • Collapse.
  • Severe breathing difficulty.
  • Severe chest pain.
  • Severe haemorrhage.
  • Poisoning.
  • Extensive burns

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