When We Are Closed
There is a service available for 'out of hours' (i.e. when the centre is closed) provided by the partnership of East London Co-operatives (PELC). PELC's Telephone Advice Service is in operation between 18:30 - 08:00.
Visits can be organised by ringing the number 111. The doctors who staff PELC are all experienced local GPs.
When you phone the surgery "after hours" you will here a recorded message which will tell you which number to ring. Please have a pencil or pen to hand as there is usually more then one number to take note of.
There are 'walk in' centres at
- Harold Wood Polyclinic, Gubbins Lane, Romford on 01708 792000
- Orchard Village Health Centre Rainham 01708 793900
Or call for advice:
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111 to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.