Out of Hours Care - also know as Primary Care Service

Between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday

If you're unwell between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, you should ring the Practice and book an urgent same day appointment with a health care professional.  This will normally be at St Andrew's but may be at a GP Practice nearby.  You can no longer visit the Walk In/Urgent Care Centre at Bishop Auckland which was closed in April 2017.

At all other times

If you are unwell when the surgery is closed, you should ring NHS 111, where you will be seen based on your need.  This could be a GP practice close to where you live, known as a Primary Care Service,  or the Minor Injuries Unit at Bishop Auckland Hospital or Peterlee Community Hospital.

Just to make it clear

  • Between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, phone the Practice on 01388-817777 
  • At all other times, including weekends and bank holidays, phone the NHS
    non-emergency number 111 

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, call 999.

Updated: 05/08/2021

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