When We Are 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.
In a life-threatening emergency, please call the emergency services on 999. If it is not an emergency, please call NHS 24 on 111. NHS 24 is responsible for the management of the out of hours service. Detailed information on the service is available at www.nhs24.com. If you dial the Practice number outwith Practice hours, you will be advised of the NHS 24 number.
NHS 24 is an online and out-of-hours phone service providing the Scottish people with access to health advice and information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
During the call you will be asked about your location and your reason for contacting the service. This will be used to direct your call to a suitable health professional, such as a nurse, pharmacist or dental nurse. They will talk to you about your symptoms and tell you what care they think you need. They might suggest that you treat yourself at home, that you see a doctor or another health professional or, in some cases, they might call an ambulance for you.