When We Are Closed
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but not if it is a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help but it is not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
- you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
For less urgent health needs contact your GP or local pharmacist
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.