When We Are Closed




There is always a doctor on call. Telephone the surgery at all times and you will be told how to contact a doctor.

When the surgery is closed you will be given the telephone number of the out-of-hours service for this area. This is a very special service providing prompt expert attention for you in an emergency out of normal surgery hours.

Please remember out-of-hours calls should be restricted to distressing/serious illnesses. Please only ring for advice if you are particularly worried. The service is not designed to give second opinions or to replace surgery attendance in the daytime. The duty doctor covering emergencies will arrange treatment for the patient as is deemed medically appropriate.

Nhs England

Call 111 when it's a concern, but less urgent than 999.

The NHS non-emergency number.

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.


If you’re Deaf and want to use the phone service, you can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service available in your country:

You can also call 18001 111 on a textphone.


How NHS 111 works

You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.

You can ask for a translator if you need one.

Depending on the situation you’ll:

  • find out what local service can help you
  • be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
  • get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
  • be told how to get any medicine you need
  • get self-care advice

You can also get: