Emergency Help

It is important to use the appropriate service for your problem. As a practice we are open from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday for emergencies. We will always see you on the day if it is necessary.

If you are unsure whether you should be coming to see us, phoning 111 or attending A+E please phone us and if you feel it is an emergency press option 1 and one of our receptionists will speak to you straight away and if necessary put you through to one of our GPs.

If we are shut you can call 111 to get access to the local out of hours GPs at Abingdon Hospital and if appropriate be seen between 6.30pm to 8am Monday to Friday and 24hrs on weekends and bank holidays.

If you are unsure of what type of emergency help you need have a look at the guide below.

NHS 111
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation. Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
  • you are in a different area away from your normal GPs.

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Minor injuries unit
Minor Injuries Units are for less serious injuries, such deep cuts, eye injuries, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injuries, minor burns and scalds.

Many people go to Accident and Emergency when they could be treated just as well and quicker at a Minor Injuries Unit.

Our local service is available seven days a week, 10.00am to 10.30pm at:
Abingdon Community Hospital, Marcham Road, Abingdon OX14 1AG
Tel: 01865 231231
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Accident & emergency or 999?
Accident and Emergency is for serious, life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention.

Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped

For illnesses that are not life threatening you should first contact us at Church Street Practice, your local pharmacy or NHS 111
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