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Nights and Weekends Out of Hours Service

Shropshire Doctors Co-operative Ltd (Shropdoc) provides urgent medical services for patients when their own surgery is closed and whose needs cannot safely wait until the surgery is next open, i.e. evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Out of Hours Health Care Arrangements – 0333 222 66 55

If you need urgent medical attention that will not wait until your own surgery is next open,

call 0333 222 66 55.

If your condition can not wait for 1½ hours this is likely to be an emergency

Please dial 999

Eg:

  • Choking

  • Chest Pain

  • Blacking out

  • Blood

Call: 0333 222 66 55 – One telephone number to access urgent health care when your doctores surgery is closed. (Calls are charged at local rate)

This number will put you straight through to a highly trained nurse who will assess your medical needs over the telephone. This means that:

  • The nurse will be able to give you advice if you need it

  • If a further doctor consultation is required the nurse will arrange for the doctor to contact you

  • If required the nurse will arrange for you to be contacted to attend a Doctor’s Surgery at local primary centre

  • In certain cases the nurse can arrange for you to be contacted to receive a home visit by a doctor, examples include the very elderly and bed bound patients and those where a move might make conditions worse.

This ensures patients receive treatment according to their needs.