Emergency, Urgent and Out of Hours Care
If someone is very seriously ill with a life-threatening condition, call 999. Emergency services are very busy. They should only be used in very serious or life-threatening situations such as choking, chest pain, blacking out, blood loss or if someone is unconscious.
Your nearest A&E is located at Weston General Hospital (9am-5pm) or Southmead Hospital, Bristol (24/7). A&E departments provide immediate emergency care for people who are seriously ill or are badly injured. Unless you need emergency medical attention, it is best not to go to your local A&E department. A&E doctors and nurses are specifically trained to deal with serious medical cases, not general or minor ailments. See below for more information of alternative services to choose.
An urgent care need is one that requires fast medical attention but is not a life-threatening emergency. If you think you may need urgent care, call our surgery or call NHS 111.
Urgent Care during surgery opening hours
If you need urgent medical care, please tell a member of our team that it is an urgent problem – you will always be assessed the same day by our Duty Team and offered care appropriately.
Care outside of surgery opening hours
Please see below.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should call the 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation. When the surgery is closed and you call our number, your call will be automatically re-directed to the out of hours service. The clinicians there can give you advice and arrange an urgent appointment if you need one.
Out of Hours
NHS Walk-in Centres offer fast and convenient access to health advice, information and first aid, and you can walk in, without an appointment, seven days a week.
Minor injuries units can be treated the following conditions:
Wounds and grazes
Cuts needing stitches
Trips and falls
Broken bones (there is an x-ray facility on site)
Minor injuries resulting from minor road traffic accidents
Minor injuries arising from domestic violence
Minor injuries in children over three years of age
Sprains, bruises and abrasions
It is staffed by emergency nurse practitioners and most patients are treated within two hours of arrival.