When We Are Closed
The surgery is closed between the hours of 18:30 - 08:30. If you call the usual number during these times you will be automatically connected to the out-of-hours service. You can also phone 111 the new NHS service from 13 March 2013.
Alternatively you can access urgent assistance by calling NHS Direct on 0845 4647. A triage nurse will assess your situation and take appropriate action. This could simply be by offering advice or where necessary by making arrangements for you to be seen by a doctor.
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.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.