When We Are Closed
Between 18:00 and 08:00 Monday to Friday and 18:00 Friday to 08:00 Monday, the surgery is closed. In order to obtain urgent medical advice at these times, please call 111.
A receptionist in the emergency call centre will answer your call. They will either:
- Arrange for you to speak to a doctor or nurse
- Invite you to attend the centre to be seen by the doctor
- Arrange a home visit if you are too ill to visit the centre
- Organise an urgent ambulance to take you straight to hospital
Out of hours cover is now the responsibility of Lothian NHS Health Board and provided by Lothian Unscheduled Care Service
Further advice and information can also be obtained from NHS 24. Tel: 111 or www.nhs24.com
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.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.