When We Are Closed
When the surgery is closed we are covered by the County Durham PCT. From 1st August 2010 the number to call is 111 You will be signposted to the most appropriate service.
This may be the urgent care centre at Bishop Auckland Hospital or A&E at Darlington or Durham.
You could also ring NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visit their website.
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS Direct
(0845 4647) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.