When We Are Closed
Out-of-hours cover is for emergencies only. If an emergency arises outside normal hours this will be dealt with by an experienced doctor, who may not be your own doctor. They decide whether the problem requires telephone advice, whether you need to be seen at the Out-of-Hours Centre or if a home visit is required. Patients should never arrive at the centre without phoning first.
If you run out of your repeat medication, your chemist can give you a small supply until you can contact the surgery for a prescription.
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.