Out of Hours
Outside normal surgery hours you should phone 111 for medical advice and the out-of-hours doctor service.
The out-of-hours period is from 6.30pm to 8.00am on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.
If you are confronted by a serious medical problem such as severe chest pain or heavy bleeding call an ambulance on 999.
The NHS 111 service is available for medical help or advice in situations when it's urgent but not life-threatening.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Call 111 if:
you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
For advice on medication, you can visit or phone your local pharmacist.