In a genuine emergency you should call 999 -
Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not life-threatening situation
Between 18:30 to 08:00 the following morning on weekdays, all weekend and bank holidays telephone 111 to seek medical advice.
You may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre (PCC) located at St Pancras Hospital, The Whittington Hospital or Homerton Hospital to obtain the required treatment.
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.
Note Every weekday morning between 8:00 to 8:45 am if you need to speak to a doctor and can not wait until surgery is open please call surgery number or Care UK on 020 7388 5800. Please remember this is an emergency service only.
Between 18:30 to 20:00 hours on weekdays and 8:00 to 20:00 hours at the weekend calls will be diverted to I:Hub services to be offered appointment or advice.
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments are available
i:HUB is a service run by Islington GP Federation that offers future and on the day routine GP and nurse appointments every weekday evening and all day on weekends and bank holidays.
Any Islington NHS patient can get an appointment by simply phoning their own GP surgery to request one.
The local GPs and nurses have full access to your medical records to provide the best possible care. Whether it's a routine appointment, check-up or annual review you will get the same care as at your usual practice. See here for further details and locations http://www.islingtongp.nhs.uk/
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
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