When We Are Closed
Nights and Weekends - From Tuesday 17th July 2018, patients across Shropshire who need urgent out of hours medical help or advice will need to call 111.
The NHS 111 service will replace the current out of hours GP telephone access service provided by Shropdoc in line with national policy. The purpose of this change is to provide a consistent integrated approach to urgent care out of hours. If any patient needs to be seen by a clinician urgently before the practice re-opens they will continue to be seen by a local GP or other appropriate clinician.
Depending on the situation the NHS 111 team can connect you to generalist and specialist nurses, GP or even a pharmacist and can arrange face to face appointments should these be needed.
Please see attached our FAQ's sheet regarding the new NHS 111 out of hours service for further information: FAQ's NHS 111
Patients requiring stitches or with suspected broken bones are advised to go directly to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
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.