Out of hours and emergencies
Your local pharmacy will be able to provide you with advice and medication to help relieve the symptoms of common ailments.
When the GP practice is closed
If there is a medical emergency outside of normal surgery hours you can call the usual surgery number where a recorded message will advise you how to contact the duty doctor, or you can ring the out of hours service on 0845 60 80 320, provided by Northern Doctors Urgent Care.
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 and is available 24/7, every day of the year.
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You can go to the following walk-in centre without an appointment for conditions such as cuts and grazes, coughs and colds, bites and stings, sprains and strains and other common illnesses.
Westgate walk-in centre
Westgate Road, Newcastle
0191 282 3000
Open 8am to 8pm
Wansbeck General Hospital has a -hour walk-in service 8am-10pm for less serious injuries and conditions including:
- Minor head, ear or eye problems
- Broken nose or nose bleed
- Sprains, strains, cuts and bites
- Children’s minor injuries and ailments
- Minor fractures or broken bones
- abscesses and wound infections
Emergency care for serious conditions is available at The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Hospital in Cramlington and at the RVI in Newcastle.