Urgent Problems and Out of Hours

Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

Urgent Problems

If you have an urgent medical problem you can:

Telephone the Surgery

If you have an urgent problem during our opening hours which you think may need a same day appointment, call the surgery on 01780 782342, and speak to one of our Emergency Care Practitioners; they will help you to access the care you need as soon as possible and make sure that you see the right person, at the right time.

The Emergency Care Practitioner will be able to offer you advice over the phone or arrange a same day appointment, this could be with the Emergency Care Practitioner, the On Call Doctor or another Practitioner.

They can also arrange a home visit if you are housebound or terminally ill.

Contact NHS 111

Telephone NHS 111 or go online by visiting 111.nhs.uk.
Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The online service is for people aged 5 years and over only.

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Get help online or on the telephone:

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 years and over only)
  • call 111
  • NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In life-threatening emergencies such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath you should call 999

Minor Injuries

Use the Minor Illness and Injury Unit (MIIU)

The Peterborough MIIU can treat minor injuries and illnesses from strains and sprains, to broken bones, minor burns and bites. It is often unnecessary to make a trip to Accident and Emergency (A&E), when you can easily be treated here, with your local pharmacist or GP. The MIIU also aims to start patient treatment within 45 minutes.

Remember the surgery can also offer treatment for minor injuries so you always call us on 01780 782342 for immediate advice on where to seek help depending on your injury.

Peterborough MIIU
City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB
Telephone: 01733 293 800

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm

Poisoning or Overdose

In the event of poisoning or overdose then attend Peterborough City Hospital Emergency Care Department.