Guide to Reception and  Surgery Times
Alternatives to a GP Appointment
It is sometimes difficult, especially in busy periods to get an appointment with a GP. In some cases, especially when it is a minor ailment, alternatives may be quicker and more appropriate. Often with self-limiting illness like the common cold, self-treatment or a visit to a pharmacy may be quicker.

If you are unsure about how urgently you should see a doctor you can ring NHS 111 by simply dialling 111 ANYTIME 365 days a year. If the surgery is closed they can also arrange  you to be seen by a doctor or other health professional in a local assessment centre, at home or if appropriate at the hopsital.

Minor injuries may need to be seen at the hospital accident and emergency department but local minor injury units in your locality may be open and can deal with certain small injuries.
NHS 111 is a new service that has been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS Healthcare Services. You can call 111 anytime  when you need medical help fast but itís not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
NHS Choices Symptom Checker helps guide you on how to deal with your symptoms.

Find the most appropriate symptom checker from those available  and work through the on-line assessment. You may be given information on self care or advised to contact NHS 111, your GP or other service.

If appropriate, you may be guided to call 999 in cases where symptoms indicate a medical emergency.
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