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

Shibdon Road

Blaydon on Tyne

NE21 5NW

0191 283 4699

Opening Times 8.00am – 10.00pm –  seven days a week




Hexham General Hospital Urgent Care Centre

Corbridge Road, Hexham

NE46 1QJ

01434 655301

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