What to do when the GP practice is closed:
– If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
– If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.
– Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
– NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year
When to call 111
You should call 111 when:
- you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
- your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
- you don’t know who to call for medical help.
When to call 999
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
- Major accident or trauma
- Severe breathlessness
- Severe bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe chest pain.
Out-of-hours services are provided during the following periods when the surgery is closed:
6pm to 8am Monday to Friday and all day and night Saturday and Sunday.
Alternatively you can visit the nearest walk in centre at;
Blaydon Walk In Centre
Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre
Blaydon on Tyne
0191 283 4699
Opening Times 8.00am – 10.00pm – seven days a week
Hexham General Hospital Urgent Care Centre
Corbridge Road, Hexham
Opening Times 8:00am -10 pm- seven days a week
During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.
For more information about NHS 111, please read the frequently asked questions