When We Are Closed
Patients urged: ‘Talk Before You Walk’ when our GP practice is closed
Patients across Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield have been reminded to ‘Talk Before You Walk’ when in need of care when their GP practice is closed.
By phoning NHS 111, patients who need to be seen urgently on the same day will be offered an appointment with a healthcare professional either at their own GP surgery or at another surgery nearby called a Primary Care Service or a hub.
Primary Care Services are available across the area.
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 24/7 every day of the year
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
Major accident or trauma
Loss of consciousness
Severe chest pain
In addition to dispensing prescriptions the large network of community pharmacies across County Durham & Darlington provide a wide range of services e.g. minor ailments, sexual health and smoking cessation services.
A number of pharmacies provide extended opening hours including opening in the evenings and at weekends. Details of all pharmacies in County Durham & Darlington can be accessed via www.durhamlpc.org.uk, click on the 'pharmacies' link on the the left hand side of the home page. We recommend that you telephone a pharmacy to check if they can provide the service you need before you set off.