During out of hours we use an organisation called Local Care Direct . You can contact them by ringing our number 264 5455 which will be automatically diverted to them. A nurse will answer your call and will give you advice. If necessary she will arrange for a doctor to give you advice or for a doctor to visit. Sometimes this service is very busy so we would ask you to be patient. If your problem is not urgent we would ask you to contact the surgery as early as possible the next day.
Another source of advice is NHS Direct, either by telephoning them on 0845 46 47 or through their excellent website which gives advice on dealing with minor illnesses and also emergencies and recognising when you might need to see a doctor. We have also included some links to useful websites. We cannot take responsibility for the content of these sites but most doctors agree that they are of good quality and offer sound advice.
In the case of an emergency you can dial 999.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your situation is an emergency NHS Direct are able to advise you. It is a good idea to look at their website and familiarise yourself with it before waiting for an emergency to arise.