Derbyshire Health United provides GP services out of hours. To contact the out-of-hours service, phone your normal GP telephone number and your call will either be re-directed or another number given for the out-of-hours service.
When is the out-of-hours service available?
The GP out-of-hours service is available whenever your GP surgery is closed. This means Monday to Friday, 18:30 to 8:00 and 24 hours a day on Saturdays, Sunday and bank holidays.
When should I call this service rather than 999 or NHS Direct?
If you require emergency treatment for a potentially life-threatening condition you should dial 999 and ask for the ambulance service. The following conditions are considered potentially life-threatening:
- chest pain
- loss of consciousness
- breathing difficulties
- severe loss of blood.
For any other condition which you feel cannot wait until your GP surgery opens, you should contact the out-of-hours service.
If you only require health information, you should contact NHS Direct or go to www.nhs.uk.
Your local pharmacy will also be able to give you advice and offer a range of over-the-counter medications.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about the out-of-hours service can be found on our guide to NHS out-of-hours services in Derbyshire – A Guide to Getting Access.
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