Out of Hours Service
Under the new GP contract your local clinical commissioning group is responsible for your medical care ‘out of hours’ i.e. 6:00pm – 8:30am during the week and all weekend
If you require URGENT medical OR dental attention or advice that cannot wait until the surgery is open, please call:
Just dial 111 from your landline or mobile number – this is free but please note: pay as you go customers need 1p credit.
If you are seriously ill or have had a serious accident, then please call 999 and ask for an ambulance.
Alternatively please call the surgery number and the above numbers will be given to you via the answer phone. Remember to have a pen and paper handy.
The Out of Hours service is not designed for the request of repeat prescriptions, test results or for making appointments.
Please Note: That the Out of Hours service will not provide repeat prescriptions for routine or non-urgent medication from patients who have forgotten to order their regular medicines from the practice during normal surgery hours.
Please remember to put in your repeat script request in good time – BEFORE – you run out of your medication and collect during normal opening hours if it is not sent directly to the pharmacy.
It would surprise you how many scripts end up having to be processed as an ‘emergency’ by the same individuals because of lack of planning. It is the Department of Health (DOH) advice that patients should be referred to pharmacies for an emergency supply of repeat and/or non-urgent medication when necessary.
Self Help Information
Please navigate to our Self Help Page for information on the self treatment of common illnesses and accidents.