Emergencies

What to do in an Emergency

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, or any other life threatening illness go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.

Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.

 

Out of Hours Care

When the surgery is closed, please call the Emergency Line on 0208 693 9066 and you will be put through to SELDOC who provide Out of Hours care. This is staffed by local GPs on a rota basis. You will probably be seen by a GP not from our surgery.

 

Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital

Open: 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
An alternative to accident and emergency (A&E) for a range of minor injuries and urgent medical problems. The Urgent Care Centre is a walk-in NHS service for patients whose condition is urgent enough that they cannot wait for the next GP appointment (usually within 48 hours) but who do not need emergency treatment at A&E. It is staffed by a GP working alongside emergency nurses.

Guy’s Hospital, Urgent Care Centre, Ground Floor, Tabard Annexe, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT
Tel: 020 3049 8970

 

Waldron Health Centre NHS Walk-In Centre

Open: 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Waldron Health Centre, Amersham Vale, London, SE14 6LD
Tel: 020 3049 2370

 

NHS 111 Service

111 is the free, easy to remember number to call when you need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.

When should you use NHS 111?

People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently when 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
  • 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. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, patients should dial 999. Find out more…