When We Are Closed
Local Care Direct cover our Practice out of hours (after 18:30 Monday to Friday and weekends). In case of an emergency please contact the usual practice number (01274) 782080 from where you will be transferred directly to the Out of Hours Services.
NHS 111 offers free expert health information and advice 24-hours a day on 111 or at their website, which also offers an enquiry service.
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can use the NHS 111 service through a textphone by calling 18001 111.
Calls are connected to the TextDirect system and the textphone will display messages to tell you what is happening. A typetalk relay assistant will automatically join the call. They will talk back what you've typed to the NHS 111 adviser and, in return, type back the adviser’s conversation, so you can read it on your textphone's display or computer.
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.