Contacting a GP out of hours

The surgery is open in the evening 6.30 to 8pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and we hold routine pre-booked clinics during these times. Our telephone lines are now answered by the 8 to 8 service during this time so if you need to see a doctor in the event of an emergency you can ring the following services

  • 8 to 8 service  6.30pm to 8pm evenings and Weekends 8am to 8pm Telephone the surgery number 01524 832888 and you will be diverted to this service
  • 8pm to 8am Weekdays and 8pm to 8am weekends call 111 After calling this number, you will be asked for details about the patient and the problem they are having. You will then be either offered advice, a surgery consultation, or a visit. Surgeries are located at the Queen Victoria Centre in Morecambe and at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, in the orthopaedic out-patient department (next to Accident and Emergency)

 

Other Local NHS Services

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

 

We suggest you keep the following:

 

  • Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher & Sunburn treatment (eg calamine)
  • Tweezers/sharp scissors & a thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings.

 

Your Local Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis.

  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher & Sunburn treatment (eg calamine)
  • Tweezers/sharp scissors & a thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings.

 

Your Local Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. Call NHS Direct for details