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Telephone Enquiries: for general non-urgent enquiries please telephone the surgery after 2.30pm if at all possible - thank you. 

Patient Participation Group - If you would like to help us improve the services we offer to our patients please join our Patient Participation Group.  We currently have no members aged 20-30 years and are keen for members who represent these age groups to join.  We wouldn't take up much of your time just occasional email contact - please see the link on the right side of this page.

Patient Survey Results - you can find our latest national survey results at: http://www.gp-patient.co.uk/

outofhoursWhen We Are Closed

The NHS non-emergency number

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Call 999 in case of life threatening emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Sign language

NHS 111 offers a video relay service that allows you to make a video call to a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. The BSL interpreter will call an NHS 111 adviser on your behalf and you’re then able to have a real-time conversation with the NHS 111 adviser, via the interpreter.

You will need a webcam, a modern computer and a good broadband connection to use this service. Visit NHS 111 BSL interpreter service for more details, including an online user guide.

When to use 111

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 your GP or 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.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

How does it work?

The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you  to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, an urgent care centre or a walk-in centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.

If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.

Calls to 111 are recorded. All calls and the records created are maintained securely, and will only be shared with others directly involved with your care.

For the out of hours service, you can call the usual surgery number; 0121 453 3584 (the machine does not take messages) and you will be advised to hang up and dial 111. This service is for medical emergencies only.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in case of life threatening emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

For information on local services that are available when the practice is closed log onto:

www.isaandeforme.com

 

 

 
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