When We Are Closed
Between 18:00 and 08:30 Monday – Friday, and 18:00 Friday until 08:30 on Monday, the surgery is closed. In order to obtain medical advice at these times, please dial the surgery number 649 6231 as usual. A receptionist in the emergency call centre will answer your call.
She will either:
- Arrange advice from a doctor or nurse
- Invite you to attend the centre to be seen by the doctor
- Arrange a home visit if you are too ill to visit the centre
Transport to and from the centre is available if you cannot arrange this yourself. Out-of-hours cover is now the responsibility of GGNHSB.
You may also contact the NHS 24 service for advice 24 hours per day. Their contact number is 111. You can also access their website at www.nhs24.com.
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.