In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.
Each day the practice reserves a number of urgent, same day appointments with the duty doctor. These five minute appointments are for urgent problems that on medical grounds cannot wait until the next routine appointment.
Please call 01785 850 226 before 10am if you need such an appointment. Urgent appointments are shorter than those offered for routine matters and may be subject to delay if the doctor is called to an emergency.
The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospital:
County Hospital, Stafford, telephone 01785 230 104. Please note this is not a 24 hour service.
Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke on Trent, telephone 01782 715 444.
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, telephone 01902 307 999.
Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend A&E
Out of hours services are available when the practice is closed (practice opening times).
If you need to see a Doctor outside normal surgery hours telephone 111. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobiles.
What to do when my Medical Practice is closed:
- If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
- If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life threatening emergency.
- Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
- NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year
When to call 111
- You think you need to go to Accident and Emergency (A&E) or to another NHS urgent care service
- The surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
- You don’t know who to call for medical help
When to all 999
- Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
- Major accident or trauma
- Severe breathlessness
- Severe bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe chest pain
During normal practice opening hours the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.
More information about NHS 111 can be obtained from the NHS website www.nhs.uk/111
Please only visit the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department if it is an emergency.