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Out of hours service
Please call 111 for medical advice or 999 for emergencies
Emergency calls are taken until 18:30.
All extended hours clinics are pre-booked appointments only.
Call NHS 111
NHS 111 offers free expert health information and advice 24-hours a day on 111 or at their website, www.nhs.uk which also offers an enquiry service. For deaf people and those heard of hearing, a telephone service is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language, you can use a confidential translation service.
Your Local Pharmacist
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. Call NHS 111 for details.
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.
Call 999 in an emergency, for example chest pains with shortness of breath or evidence of a stroke.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
Find out how to get your COVID Pass to attend trial events in England or to travel abroad.
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.