When we are closed – what to do

If you have a medical emergency when the practice is closed, please ring 999.


When it’s less urgent than 999 call 111


What is 111?

You can ring 111, 365 days a year, to reach a full range of local health services, including out of hours, doctors, community nurses, emergency dental care and late opening chemists.

Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free – just like 999.

Type Text Talk for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing People

The 111 service is also available via type talk on number 18001 111

How does it work?

111 will get you through to a team of highly-trained advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses. They will assess your symptoms and guide you to the right local service.

Wherever possible, the NHS 111 team will transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately – just as if you had originally dialled 999.

When do I use it?

People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation. You should call 111 if:

  • it’s not a 999 emergency;
  • you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP; or
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help.
  • for less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way, and for immediate, life-threatening, emergencies please continue to call 999.

Why should I use it?

NHS 111 is a fast and convenient way to get the right help – whatever your need, wherever you are, and whatever the time.

It can also help us to free up 999 and local A&E departments so that they can focus on emergency cases.

What if I have already been given a number to call for a condition I have?

If you are already receiving health care and a health professional has given you a specific telephone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, please continue to use that number

Download information in a different language

To download NHS 111 information in a different language please visit NHS Choices website - http://bit.ly/JIAzHX

Contact us

If you need to contact the Practice via email, please write to nuffield.practice@nhs.net

Further information

Zero Tolerance Statement

Our staff come to work to care for others, and it is important for all members of the public and our staff to be treated with respect.
We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similary way.

We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour againist any of our staff or patients. if a patient is violent or abusive, they will be asked to stop. if they persist, we may exercise our rights to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary from our pratice list.

The practice considers thratening behaviour to be:

Attempted or actual aggressive threatening physical actions made towards any member of staff.
The use of aggressive, threatening or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing and cursing, shouting) which threatens or intimidates staff.
In line with the rest of the NHS, and to ensure this is fully observed we have a Zero Tolerance policy in place, whereby any aggressive or violent behaviour towards our staff will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Anyone giving verbal abuse to members of the staff will be sent a letter from the Practice stating that this behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the removal from the Practice patient list. There will be no appeal process.

We hope that you will understand and welcome this policy which is in place for the best interest of our hard working staff as well as our patients.

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