Between 18:30 and 08:00 weekdays, all weekend and on bank holidays you can access urgent health care via NHS 111 and South East Health. Telephone 111 - this is a free call. Your call will be answered by trained operators who will arrange the most appropriate action for you. This may be a phone call from a doctor, a trip to a primary care centre or a visit from a mobile doctor. Calls are recorded.
Please ensure that your medical need is urgent and cannot wait until the surgery is next open. Routine requests for medical attention just delay the response to those whose need is more pressing.
South East Health has been commissioned to provide the out-of-hours cover in this locality.
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.
There is a Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at both Crowborough and Uckfield Hospitals available daily from 08:00 to 20:00. This maybe a more appropriate service to use than A&E and it could have shorter waiting times
Click on the link below for our Alternatives to A&E Leaflet
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: