Dr Harrison (Diabetic)
When the surgery is closed (after 18:30 and at weekends) you need to be call the Out of Hours service on 111 who will tell you if they feel that you need to go to hospital (A&E).
The service is provided by Urgent Care Services. Initially, a qualified nurse at NHS Direct will offer advice and information. If necessary, your call will be passed to Local Care Direct.
The doctor on duty will ring to offer further advice, or if necessary to arrange an appointment based at a treatment centre.
Urgent care services are not for life threatening problems or emergencies. If you have an emergency, always call 999.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
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