Urgent Medical Issues

If your medical query is urgent (if you need to see or speak to a clinician today or in the next 48 hours) please call us.

You should also ring the surgery if you have been asked to book an appointment with a doctor or nurse, or if you are unable to get online to submit routine requests via PATCHS.

Do not call the surgery for medical emergencies. You should instead call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.

Medical emergencies that would constitute going to A&E:

  • Signs of a heart attack: pain like a very tight band, heavy weight or squeezing in the centre of your chest
  • Signs of a stroke: face drooping on one side, cannot hold both arms up, difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty breathing: including choking, gasping or sudden swelling of the mouth, tongue or throat
  • Fits or seizures that are not stopping: shaking or jerking
  • Loss of consciousness: black outs and cannot be woken up
  • Severe chest pain
  • Bleeding that cannot be stopped: spraying, pouring or enough to make a puddle