When We Are Closed
The time when the Surgery is closed is called "Out-of-Hours" and this is being standardised to 18:30 to 08:00 every night except weekends and bank holidays.
Occasionally the surgery is closed for staff training. During these hours you can call NHS 111 by calling 111.
- NHS 111 is a new non-emergency telephone service designed to help people access the correct urgent local health services both in and out of surgery hours. Local residents will be able to call 111 when they need medical help and advice, but it isn’t a 999 emergency.
- NHS 111 will determine whether you can wait to see a health care professional at your practice or need use another urgent service in the area. This may include advice to go to your local pharmacist / walk in centre / Out of hours GP appointment or visit.
- NHS 111 call handlers use the Directory of Service (DoS) to find the most appropriate available service for you.
In an emergency you can dial 999 to order an ambulance. If you have been hurt in a accident you can go direct to the Accident and Emergency Department at Barnet General Hospital which has 24hour opening, however minor injuries can be dealt with at Finchley Memorial Hospital (See below)
NHS Walk-in Centres offer fast and convenient access to local NHS services, information and treatment without needing an appointment. They do not replace local GP or hospital services but complement them.
Finchley Memorial Hospital, Granville Road, Finchley, N12 – 08:00 – 22:00
020 8349 7470
There is routinely a doctor in the Walk-in Centre but occasionally the centre is nurse led. Senior nurse practitioners are available to see patients with minor illnesses and injuries. X-ray facility closes at 17:00.
Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD – 07:00 – 23:00;
There is routinely a doctor in the Walk-in Centre from 10:00 to 20:00 daily. The unit is nurse led between 07:00 – 10:00 and 20:00 – 23:00. Senior nurse practitioners are available to see patients with minor illnesses and injuries.
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.