When We Are Closed
Dealing With An Emergency
Call 999 in an emergency.
A medical emergency is a situation in which the health of a person is at high risk of deteriorating rapidly without immediate medical attention.
For example, chest pains, increasing difficulty in breathing, impaired consciousness and any of the signs of a stroke (facial weakness, inability to lift a limb or slurred speech) constitute an emergency.
In a medical emergency you can access urgent help by calling 999
About NHS 111
NHS 111 is a new NHS telephone number to call when you need medical help fast, but if it is a life threatening emergency, you should call 999.
Calling NHS 111 will get you through to a team of trained advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses/paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms and give you the health care advice you need or direct you to a local service that can help you best.
The NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Out of Hours Emergencies
The Practice is responsible for your primary care between the hours of 8.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
If you need medical assistance outside of these times please contact NHS111 by telephone 111.
The nearest Accident and Emergency Unit for our patients is based at the Horton Hospital, Oxford Road, Banbury.
You should dial 999 immediately if you or someone else is seriously ill, for example if someone:
- has had a major accident
- has problems with breathing
- has severe chest pains
- is unconscious
- has lost a lot of blood
You can also get medical advice from NHS UK