When the Surgery is closed you have a few options of what to do.
NHS 111 is a new service that’s being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When to use it: You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
The Surgery does not deal with any type of dental problems. If you have tooth ache, suspected infection or tooth loss you must consult your dentist. Out of Hours dentists are available by calling 01392 822348 or 0845 002 0034 (provided you are in Devon & Cornwall). If you require to see a dentist as a routine appointment and aren’t registered with one, please follow this link to find one in your area.
MINOR INJURY CLINIC:
If the surgery is closed or unable to see you due to lack of appointments, you can visit a minor injuries clinic. The closest one in Plymouth is The Cumberland Centre. You can find more information on this on their website.
999 should ONLY be used in dire emergencies and should not be abused with small problems. Should you find yourself with a life-threatening problem or injury then dial 999 or visit your local emergency room (At Derriford Hospital for Plymouth). Please note that the hospitals are incredibly busy and if they deem your problem to not be life threatening they may refer you back to your GP.