When We Are Closed
If you require a doctor urgently when the surgery is closed please telephone NHS111 by dialing 111.
In the event of severe chest pain, breathlessness, collapse or heavy bleeding it is often best not to delay but dial '999' for an ambulance. It is also best to go to casualty in cases of poisoning (including overdose) or accidents.
Open 24/7, 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.
They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.
Pharmacies are open across the area during weekends and Bank Holidays.
Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. Opening times for pharmacies can be found via the link below or you can dial 111.
Local Pharmacy Easter Opening Times
Pharmacy Easter Opening Times
Mental health – 111 option 2
There is a new First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which gives those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2.
The new service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIU)
Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. Opening hours are as follows:
Peterborough MIIU - Thorpe Road,
Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm
Open seven days a week, including weekends and Bank Holidays
Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm
Bank Holidays: 8.30-6pm (not Christmas Day)
North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech
Monday –Friday: 8.30-6pm
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.