A heat-health alert has been issued across all regions in England from Tuesday, 9 August until Sunday, 14 August. Please do look out for family, friends and neighbours who may be more vulnerable during prolonged periods of hot weather – particularly elderly people who live alone and people with underlying health conditions. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, please contact NHS 111, your local pharmacist, or your GP. For tips on how to stay cool during this spell of hot weather, please click here. Please note, severe heat exhaustion or heatstroke requires hospital treatment. For information on the common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, please click here.
Please be aware, the implementation of the national initiative known as the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) has been deferred to allow more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others. Further information is available here.
If you require urgent but not life-threatening medical assistance that cannot wait until your GP practice re-opens, please call 111. Following a telephone assessment by NHS 111 you will be provided with information about the appropriate service for your health problem. If you are unsure which health care service you need to visit, NHS 111 will signpost you to the most appropriate care for your condition - GP, local pharmacy, emergency department or an emergency ambulance response.
If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999.
Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles (pay as you go phones need to have at least 1p of credit, although no charge is made).
You may be advised following a telephone assessment to attend one of our eight urgent care treatment centres
All gtd healthcare practices are dedicated to providing the highest standards of patient care. We work hard to ensure patients receive the treatment they need at times convenient to them and we offer a range of appointments with different healthcare professionals.