What to do in an Emergency
Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, or any other life threatening illness go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.
Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.
OUT OF HOURS CARE – CASSIDY MEDICAL CENTRE – “WEEKEND PLUS”
Cassidy Medical Centre offers extended hours of service as part of the “Weekend Plus” service. This includes weekday evenings and early mornings, as well as weekends:
|Monday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Thursday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Friday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 3.00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 3.00pm|
To book an appointment during our Weekend Plus hours, please contact reception on 020 7384 4850. The receptionist will then advise you of the times and dates that Weekend Plus practices have available and will book you an appointment.
The receptionist will ask you if you consent to record sharing. By consenting to record sharing, this will enable the Weekend Plus practice at which you have booked an appointment to access your records so the GP can provide you with appropriate care. Without record sharing, the GP will not be able to provide appropriate care for you.
You will receive a text message (if we a have mobile number for you – if not please provide us with one) confirming the time, date, the practice name and postcode. To cancel your appointment, please contact the practice.
NHS 111 Service
111 is the free, easy to remember number to call when you need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation or for out of hours care.
When should you use NHS 111?
People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently when it’s not a life-threatening situation.
You should call 111 if:
it’s not a 999 emergency
you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP
you don’t know who to call for medical help
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, patients should dial 999.