Emergencies

General Practice is not an Emergency Service, and we do not have blue lights.

IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT LIFE THREATENING CONDITION PLEASE RING 999

We have a duty doctor who will respond to urgent on the day requests and these will be consulted by telephone in the first instance.

The Emergency Department at the hospital is the appropriate place to attend for true emergencies, fractures and trauma. Attending for simple conditions and infections will result in a waste of their resources, a long wait for yourself, and the likelihood of seeing a more junior doctor than you would see here in the surgery.

The surgery is shut for staff training between 1pm and 2.30pm every Wednesday, but the phone is still manned for urgent problems.