If a medical emergency arises when the surgery is closed, above all, please use common sense:
- If the patient’s condition appears very serious you should call 999 immediately and ask for an emergency ambulance. An emergency ambulance should be with you within minutes and this prompt action on your part may help save the patient's life.
- If the patient otherwise clearly requires hospital treatment you should attend the nearest Accident & Emergency (Casualty) Department. A & E Departments are never closed and are always available for self-referral.