When We Are Closed

 

Dealing With An Emergency

Call 999 in an emergency. 

A medical emergency is a situation in which the health of a person is at high risk of deteriorating rapidly without immediate medical attention.

For example, chest pains, increasing difficulty in breathing, impaired consciousness and any of the signs of a stroke (facial weakness, inability to lift a limb or slurred speech) constitute an emergency.

In a medical emergency you can access urgent paramedical help by calling 999 (or 911)

when we are closed

 

call 111

About NHS 111

NHS 111 is a new NHS telephone number to call when you need medical help fast, but if it is a life threatening emergencyyou should call 999. NHS 111 is replacing the NHS Direct 0845 46 47 service. 

Calling NHS 111 will get you through to a team of trained advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses/paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms and give you the health care advice you need or direct you to a local service that can help you best.

The NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Evening and Weekends

The ‘Out of Hours 111 urgent care service’ is available for patients who are concerned about their health and feel they need to see a doctor when their surgery is closed.

It is available Mondays to Fridays throughout the night between 6.30pm to 8am, and 24 hours a day on weekends and bank holidays.

When a patient calls 111 they will be asked questions about their condition and given a time slot to attend Prospect House, 121 Lower Street, Kettering, NN16 8DN, or may be advised to attend the Corby Urgent Care Centre if it is between 8am and 8pm. If the patient is terminally ill or housebound there will be doctors or nurses available who will come out to the house.

Corby Urgent Care Centre is on the Willowbrook Health Complex, Cottingham Road, Corby and is open 8 am - 8 pm 365 days of the year.

No appointment is necessary, but patients will be seen in order of clinical priority, so patients may have to wait if their condition is not as serious as others.

Corby Urgent Care Centre is on the Willowbrook Health Complex, Cottingham Road, Corby and is open 8 am - 8 pm 365 days of the year.

No appointment is necessary, but patients will be seen in order of clinical priority, so patients may have to wait if their condition is not as serious as others.