What to do if you are ill when your GP surgery is closed
In the event of a medical emergency such as choking or chest pain the emergency hospital service should be used by dialling 999
Some chemist shops throughout the city are open during weekends and holidays and pharmacists can often assist in the treatment of minor
ailments and give advice. They can also sometimes assist if you run out of your medication. Local chemists that are open include:
- Boots at Heeley Retail Park
- Lloyds Chemist on Alderson Road (Bottom of London Road)
- The Wicker Pharmacy
NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
GP Out of Hours Collaborative
Dialling your normal GP surgery number will result in you being put straight through to this service when the surgery is closed. This service now runs from the Northern General Hospital and provided appointments, advice and if necessary GP visits
Darzi Walk in Centre
The Sheffield GP Surgery at Rockingham House, Broad Lane S1 4BT
is open from 8:00 to 20:00 365 days per year and offers a drop in GP
appointment and nurses services. Their telephone number is: 241 2700
The Minor Injuries Unit is also based at the Hallamshire Hospital and is open from 8:00 to 20:00
Sheffield Accident and Emergency Dept. is based at the Northern General Hospital and is open round the clock 365 days a year. This should only be used for medical emergencies.