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What to do when we are closed

Out of Hours Emergencies

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When the practice is closed, there is an out of hours’ emergency medical service available at all times. This service is meant for urgent and emergency problems and should not be used to avoid the inconvenience of consulting during the day.  If you need out of hours help, you should telephone 111 which is a free-phone number nationwide. Trained staff located at the call control centre will handle your enquiry.  

Remember the Out of Hours Service is for urgent problems only. Please do not contact the service for a second opinion or for anything which can wait until the next working day.

If you have a minor ailment you could visit your local pharmacy who will be able to provide you with some help or signpost you onto the next available service.

Urgent Care Centre

If you have an urgent medical problem when the surgery is closed, contact SELDOC, the out of hours doctors service on 020 8693 9066. SELDOC is a large professional organisation run by doctors in South East London. They are open Monday to Friday 6:30pm – 8:00am, weekends and bank holidays.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.