I need out of hours help


What does ‘out of hours’ mean?

In common with most other surgeries, we have our doors and normal phone lines open from 8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

We also take urgent phone calls from our patients for the marginally longer period of 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Any other period, i.e. weekday nights and all day at weekends and on bank holidays, is known as ‘out of hours’.

Out of hours GP service

Call 111 to contact the Out of Hours GP service

The Out of Hours GP service in Somerset is run by Somerset Doctors Urgent Care click here to find out more about SDUC. Click here to find out more about NHS 111. If you contact the Out of Hours GP service on 111, then a GP can call you back and advise you further on your problem. The GP may then suggest further treatment, that you come to visit him or her at Minehead Hospital, may come out to visit you, or may even call an ambulance on your behalf if the situation appears serious enough.

After 11pm, the nearest visiting doctor in the Somerset Doctors Urgent Care service is in Taunton. For those in Dulverton and the Southern half of our practice area, it is worth noting, however, that the Devon Out of Hours service, known as Devon Doctors, maintains a 24 hour GP base at the Minor Injuries Unit at Tiverton Hospital. Although all the Dulverton surgery patients (whether they live in Devon or Somerset) are officially covered by the Somerset service, anyone can simply turn up to the Minor Injuries Unit in Tiverton and be seen by the nurses and doctors based there.

Specially trained, registered nurses answer the phone on 111 and will give advice on any medical condition. Should the situation require it, they will also call an ambulance or pass your details on to the Somerset Doctors Urgent Care service and ask them to phone you back to give further advice.

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    Exmoor Medical Centre
    Oldberry House
    Fishers Mead
    TA22 9EN

    Tel: 01398 323333


    [email protected]

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    The surgery is open:
    Monday to Friday
    8.30am to 6.00pm

    The Dispensary is open:
    Monday to Friday
    8.30 to 1pm & 2 to 6pm

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