What to do when the GP practice is closed:
- If you need medical help fast but its not an emergency call 111
- If its a life-threatening emergency call 999.
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but its not a life-threatening emergency.
- Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
- NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year
When to Call 111
You should call 111 when:
- You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care services
- your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
- you don’t know who to call for medical help.
When to call 999
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
- Major accident or trauma
- Severe breathlessness
- Severe bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe chest pain
Out of hours services are provided during the following periods when the surgery is closed (Monday to Friday 6pm – 8am, all day Saturday & Sunday).
During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.
For more information please read NHS 111 – Frequently Asked Questions