If an emergency occurs when the surgery is closed, ring the surgery number and your call will be automatically answered by a recorded message informing you of another ‘Birmingham and District General practitioner Emergency Room Ltd (BADGER 0300 555 9999).
If you are expected to attend a Primary Care Centre, you will be advised of the location. You will always be able to contact a doctor although it may not be your registered G.P. Please only use this service in emergencies. If a doctor is visiting you at night, Please put a light on to help the doctor find you.
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call 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.