When We Are Closed
For urgent advice and treatment when our practice is closed, please telephone 111.
Northern Doctors Urgent Care have been commissioned by Northumberland Care Trust to provide out-of-hours care – they are accessed via the 111 service. They may advise you to attend a clinic elsewhere to be seen by a nurse practitioner or doctor. (Transport may be provided in certain circumstances.) A doctor will visit if medically appropriate.
The NHS also offers free expert health information and advice 24 hours a day on 111. If English is not your preferred language you can choose a confidential translation service.
Your Local Pharmacist
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis.
Your local pharmacists are:
- Co-op Chemist, Seaton Delaval - 0191 2370632
- Co-op Chemist, Seghill - 0191 2375419
- Seaton Valley Co-op, Seaton Delaval - 0191 2371813
- Barrons, Seaton Sluice - 0191 2376880
A & E
Your nearest Accident & Emergency Departments are:
- North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields
- Wansbeck General Hospital, Woodhorn Lane, Ashington
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.