When We Are Closed
When the surgery is closed you should contact the telephone health advice line, NHS 24. The telephone number is 111.
You will speak to a call handler who will pass you to an NHS 24 nurse. He or she will either offer advice over the phone or may arrange for a doctor to call you back. If you need to see a doctor or nurse, you will be asked to attend an out-of-hours centre or, if necessary, a home visit will be arranged.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.