The out-of-hours emergency service is available by phoning NHS 111 (111 is a Freephone number).
The service normally operates as follows:
18:30 – 08:00 Monday to Friday
18:30 Friday night to 08:00 Monday morning
Public and Bank Holidays
If you need a doctor urgently, please ring 01354 695888 to be transferred to Urgent Care Cambridge.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency, you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
Treat yourself at home
Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIU)
Minor Illness and Injury Units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. No appointment necessary, opening hours are as follows:
City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB
Tel: 01733 847090
Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm
Open seven days a week, including weekends and Bank Holidays
Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN
Tel: 01353 656675
Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm
Bank holidays: 8.30-6pm
Doddington Community Hospital, Benwick Road, Doddington, PE15 0UG
Tel: 01354 637078
Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm
Bank holidays: 9am-5pm
North Cambridgeshire Hospital, The Park, Wisbech, PE13 3AB
Tel: 01945 468787
Monday –Friday: 8.30-6pm
Bank Holidays: closed
Click HERE for local opening hours. Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if: