When We Are Closed
Out of our normal surgery hours, our patients are looked after by the regional 'out-of-hours' or deputising service (currently CareUK). They send us details of who has been seen and the problem dealt with.
If you need a doctor outside normal surgery hours you should phone 01226 762424. You will be re-directed automatically to CareUK who will take the appropriate details.
A doctor may offer appropriate advice, or make arrangements for you to be seen either at a local hospital or - where appropriate - at your home.
Please note that all calls to the out-of-hours service are recorded for audit and training purposes, and for your protection.
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.