Out of Hours Consultations
Dudley CCG commissions the out of hours services for the Practice.
If you think that the patient really cannot wait until we are next open please urgent attention is required dial 111, this service will provide advice and help to direct you to the appropriate provider. The out of hours service can only deal with your immediate problems – they cannot issue sick notes, order tests or change your regular treatments and so they are not an alternative to seeing your own doctor. If the patient is able then you may be asked to bring them to a Primary Care Centre on weekday evenings or at weekends and you may be offered advice if it seems that an immediate face to face consultation is not necessary. This is to enable efficient use of resources and is in line with National Health Service policy on out of hours care.