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Out Of Hours

If you require urgent medical attention outside of normal surgery hours (18:00 - 08:00 and all day and night at weekends) please call 111 to speak to the NHS111 service. Calls are free from both landlines and mobiles.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

GP Cover when we're closed

If you require urgent medical attention or advice and cannot wait until the practice opens, please phone the NHS 111 service. Calls to 111 are free from landlines or mobile phones (although the mobile will require a minimum of 1p credit to be in place).

On Saturdays and Sundays - THE BOSCOMBE AND SPRINGBOURNE WALK IN CENTRE is happy to see patients no matter where they are registered. It is open from 8.00 am until 7.30 pm and patients can simply turn up on the day to see either a GP or Nurse Prescriber. The address is 66-68 Palmerston Road, Boscombe. Please note that this is a walk-in service and patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis; there are no pre-bookable appointments.REMEMBER - Local Pharmacists are often able to give you appropriate medical advice.

999 should still be used in an emergency.


We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask. These appointments may be at a different site e.g. RBH

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