Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2017/18

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What to do when the Practice is closed

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

General Health Advice

There are many winter ailments and illnesses that can be easily treated at home with the aid of some common sense advice and a range of medicines you can buy from a shop or local pharmacy.

For general health advice visit North East Urgent & Emergency Care website or NHS Choices to find out how you can treat some of those common winter illnesses.

Make sure you have repeat prescriptions

If you or someone you care for requires medicines regularly, make sure you order and collect repeat prescriptions in good time to ensure you or your family have enough medicine to last over the festive period. Many of the calls to out of hours health services are for emergency repeat prescriptions when people have run out of their medication – a situation that could be avoided with some forethought and planning. By thinking ahead for your regular medication you are helping our busy out of hours doctors and nurses.