Urgent Problems & Out of Hours


Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

Injuries

The surgeries are equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospital:

St George's General Hospital (Tooting). Telephone: 020 8725 2666

Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend A&E

Minor Injuries Unit

If you have a minor injury or simple illness you can also attend the Queen Mary’s Hospital Minor Injuries Unit to see one of their specialist emergency nurses. Telephone: 020 8487 6999.

Urgent Problems during Surgery Hours

If you have an urgent problem during surgery hours, please call the surgery on 0208 542 3105. The receptionist will need to take some details about the problem and arrangements will be made for you to be seen by the doctor as soon as possible

How to Get Help when the Surgery is Closed

If you have an urgent medical problem outside normal surgery hours  (our opening times can be found here), and you need help fast, but it is not life threatening - CALL 111 - Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Health Help Now

Health Help Now is a free website or mobile app that you can use to find the most appropriate local health service for common symptoms, and advice for people of all ages.

Find out more about 'Health Help Now' here.

About NHS 111

What to do when my Medical Practice is closed:

  • If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
  • If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999

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

When to call 111

  • You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • The surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help

When to all 999

  • Call 999 for life-threatening emergencies such as:
  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe chest pain

During normal practice opening hours the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.

More information about NHS 111 can be obtained from NHS choices at www.nhs.uk/111

Please only visit the A&E department if it is an emergency.