Don’t forget our good availability opening hours – it is usually best to contact us, your usual doctors, who hold your records and know you best.
If someone is seriously injured or ill and their life may be at risk, it is always best to ring 999.
For minor medical issues such as diarrhoea, coughs, colds and eye infections please see a local NHS Pharmacist.
Many minor ailments can be managed with over the counter medication and expert advice from your Pharmacist.
If you have an urgent non- emergency problem that cannot wait until we are next available, ring 111 the new non-emergency helpline.
The new NHS 111 service is now available to all our patients. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 111 from anywhere in England. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones – just dial 111. This service will:
- Replace the old Out of Hours phone number – you should dial 111 if you need medical advice when the surgery is closed.
- Replace NHS Direct – you should dial 111 if you need health information or advice
- Help you to access the correct local urgent health care service if you need urgent care, at any time.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. When you call 111, a trained adviser will ask you questions to find out what’s wrong, give you medical advice and direct you to someone who can help you, like an out-of-hour doctor or a community nurse.
NHS 111 uses Type Talk for people who are hard of hearing, and has interpreters available for callers who do not speak English.
When to use this service:
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation. 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 less urgent health needs, contact us at the surgery or your local pharmacist in the usual way.
If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.
Urgent Care Centres
When your GP is closed and you need urgent access to healthcare, you can visit The Urgent Care Centres at Northwick Park Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital.
If it is life threatening, dial 999 or visit A&E.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999