When our GP practice is closed, patients should call the NHS 111 service by dialing 111. All calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
What is the NHS 111 service?
A simple, free to call, easy to remember three digit number that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
The NHS 111 service directs patients to the service that is best able to meet their needs taking into account their location, the time of day of their call, and the capacity of local service
When should I use the NHS 111 Service?
- When it’s not a life threatening situation, and therefore is less urgent than a 999 call
- When visiting your own GP isn’t an option, for instance when the GP Practice is shut or you are away from home
- When you feel you cannot wait or are simply unsure of which service you require
- When you require reassurance about what to do next
Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor. You may be requested to attend their treatment centre at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, for a more efficient assessment and treatment.
Further information can be found at NHS Choices 111
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Don't delay! Call 999 for an ambulance if you experience any of the following:
- Severe chest pain, especially with any of the following symptoms:
- pain travelling elsewhere such as ...
- nausea and / or vomiting
- any loss of consciousness or complaining of feeling faint or light headed
- a history of heart disease
- suddenly feel generally unwell
- Sudden loss of consciousness or collapse at the time of the call
- New and persistent unresponsiveness
- Severe breathing difficulties – sudden onset or worsening
- Severe or uncontrollable bleeding
- Uncontrolled fits, especially in children
- Suspected allergic reaction, causing any of the above symptoms or swelling of the nose or mouth
- Sudden palpitations (‘fluttering of the heart’) ONLY IF accompanied by fainting or loss of consciousness
We have a number of pre-planned training days throughout the year and the surgery will close at 1.00pm and re-open the following morning at 8.00am. Training days are:
Wednesday 21st June 2017
Wednesday 12th July 2017
No August PLT
Wednesday 20th September 2017
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Thursday 16th November 2017
No December PLT
Wednesday 17th January 2018
Thursday 8th February 2018
Wednesday 14th March 2018
If your need is less urgent, try our Self help and sympton checker pages