WHEN WE ARE CLOSED
EMERGENCIES - CALL 999
Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
NHS 111 service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When to use 111
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
If you run out of or lose your medication when we are closed, most Somerset pharmacies can provide an emergency supply at your request.
You can also request emergency medication while on holiday, but if you're away from home, the pharmacy may ask you to speak to us first, in order to authorise the medication.