Out of Hours Care

If you or your family need urgent medical care when the surgery is closed, please phone the usual daytime surgery number and you will be given a further number to phone. Out of hours cover is commissioned by NHS Nottingham City and provided by Nottingham Emergency Medical services.

Between 6.30pm and 8.00am weekdays and at weekends, in an emergency telephone 9786114. An answering machine will tell you the telephone number to ring for out of hours emergency GP services. This number will usually be 111 which is a free call.

NHS 111 is a new telephone service being introduced to help make it easier for you to access local health services. If you live in Nottingham City, you can now call 111 when you need help fast, but it isn't a 999 emergency.

Your needs will be assessed and you will either be given advice or arrangements will be made for you to be seen by a healthcare professional.

The NHS Urgent Care Centre at Seaton House on London Road (next to the BBC) offer assessment and treatment for health conditions that are urgent, but non-life threatening such as:

No appointment is needed: just drop in between 7am-9pm 365 days a year. (They are unable to treat pregnant women and children under the age of 2 years).

Your local pharmacy can also offer you advice and treatment if required for a range of minor ailments. Under the Pharmacy First scheme if you are exempt from prescription charges you will be able to get the same medicines the GP would have prescribed free of charge for headlice, threadworms, thrush, temperature/fever, sore throat, earache, teething pain and pain relief for toothache,. To access the service go to your local Pharmacy First pharmacist (look out for posters, leaflets and window stickers for your nearest one).

999

For life-threatening emergencies

111

Call 111 if you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency. They will advise you of the best place for you to attend and can also provide health information.

NHS Choices

For health advice go to: http://www.nhs.uk

Pharmacy First

Provides access to treatment and advice for minor illnesses and ailments directly from your pharmacy rather than needing to see a doctor for a prescription. http://www.nottspct.nhs.uk/my-nhs-services/community-pharmacists/pharmacy-first.html