A receptionist will answer between 8.00am and 12 noon and 1.30 and 6.30pm on weekdays.

At other times a recorded message will tell you what to do, please wait and listen to the WHOLE message.

When you ring the out of hours doctor please give the following details:

  1. Name and age of the patient.
  2. Address of the patient or address where the patient can be found.
  3. Telephone number if possible.
  4. Brief details of the problem, eg severe chest pain, sweating and breathlessness.

If the call is after dark leave the lights on so that the doctor can find the house easily.

NB: Please only call the doctor outside the surgery hours if you consider the problem is so urgent it cannot wait until the surgery reopens.