When We Are Closed
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Patients who require urgent but not emergency medical help or advice when the surgery is closed should contact the NHS 111 service by phoning 111.
Between the hours of 18:30 and 08:00 Monday to Friday and throughout weekends and bank holidays, GP services are commissioned by NHS England. If in doubt a recorded telephone message on 01706 397600 provides advice on who to call when the surgery is closed.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Other Sources of Medical Help and Advice
You can now access the same urgent medical advice from the NHS 111 telephone service online at www.111.nhs.uk
The Urgent Care Centre at Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale Tel: 01706 377777.