When We Are Closed

 

For medical emergencies, dial 999

 

 

The surgery is closed between 18:00 - 08:30 and 1.00pm - 2.00pm Monday to Friday plus all over weekends and bank holidays. If you require urgent medical advice outside of working hours please telephone NHS 111.

 

Out of Hours Medical Care

 

This is provided by NHS 111.

When you call NHS 111, you will be answered by trained call handlers: they are not doctors or nurses. The call handlers will take basic details and will identify any life threatening conditions which may require a 999 call.

If required you will then be called back either by a doctor or a nurse. The doctor or nurse will discuss your medical condition with you. It may be possible to resolve your health concerns with advice over the telephone or with a prescription to a pharmacy. When appropriate you will be offered an appointment to see a Shropdoc GP in a Primary Care Centre or a home visit may be required depending on the severity of your condition.

 

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Ludlow Minor Injuries Unit

 

The Minor Injuries Unit offers treatment to anyone with a minor injury. There is no age limit.

 

This is a walk-in service and you do not need to be referred or to make an appointment, 

 

The Minor Injuries Unit is based in Ludlow Community Hospital, Gravel Hill, Ludlow  SY8 1QX

Tel:  01584 872201

 

It is open every day from 8am to 8pm

No appointment is necessary

Staff at the Minor Injuries Centre treat:

  • Bites, human and animal

  • Cuts and lacerations

  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears

  • Fractures that require plaster only

  • Minor burns and scalds

  • Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)

  • Soft tissue injuries, for example sprains and bruises

  • Wound infections

 

Walk-in Centre, Shrewsbury

 

If you need urgent medical attention and cannot get an appointment with your own doctor or are not registered with a GP Practice, the Walk-in Centre is available locally

NHS walk-in centres (WICs) offer convenient access to a range of treatments. They are managed by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and deal with minor illnesses and injuries.

 

Including:

  • infections and rashes

  • blood pressure checks

  • fractures and lacerations

  • emergency contraception and advice

  • stomach aches

  • vomiting and diarrhoea

  • hay fever

  • insect and animal bites

  • stitches (sutures)

  • dressing care

  • minor cuts and bruises

  • minor burns and strains

  • stop smoking support

  • High temperatures in children

  • Children and adults with breathing problems

  • Severe headaches

  • Abdominal pain

  • Painful infections

  • Bladder and other painful infections

  • Dizzy turns

  • Mild and moderate injuries and burns

  • Worrying worsening of a long term condition

 

The closest Walk-in Centre to Church Stretton is:

 

Shropshire Walk In Health Centre
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road

Shrewsbury

Shropshire  

 

Telephone: 01743 261138    

 

    It is open every day from 8am to 8pm. No appointment is necessary         

 

PRESS RELEASE : Date: 03 December 2014

 

The Walk-in Centre move will bring benefits for Shropshire patients and medics. Shropshire’s NHS Walk-in Centre will open in its new home for the first time on Monday 15 December.

 

The centre, which allows people to see a GP or nurse without an appointment, will be opening its doors in newly refurbished accommodation at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

 

The Walk-in Centre will offer exactly the same services and it will be run by the same team – but it will be in a far more accessible destination, located alongside A&E in the county’s main hospital.

 

Dr Caron Morton, Accountable Officer for Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This is a move that clinicians have been eagerly anticipating.

“It means we will have emergency and urgent care co-located on the same site. This is now regarded both nationally and internationally as the optimum approach for delivering the best treatment for patients. The fact we have been able to relocate the service in time to deal with the annual spike in demand caused by the onset of winter is a huge bonus.”

 

The Walk-in Centre has been highly regarded by patients since it opened in 2009, but often the location of the centre has been difficult for people to find. While it has always served everyone in the county, the vast majority of people who use the centre have lived in the immediate vicinity.

 

Dr Morton said: “All the evidence demonstrates that having an urgent care facility, such as the Walk-in Centre, co-located alongside A&E benefits patients and allows them to be seen by the most appropriate health professional the first time.

 

“The College of Emergency Medicine has called for primary care centres to be sited alongside emergency centres. This is intended to address "crowding theory" which demonstrates that overcrowded A&E departments mean poorer patient outcomes. There are additional advantages to teams of skilled staff working at co-located centres as they can learn from each other in a totally beneficial way.”

 

Dr Kevin Eardley, Care Group Medical Director for Unscheduled Care at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said: “Enhancing walk-in services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital will mean that people who urgently need assessment with non-life threatening injuries or illnesses could be seen more quickly by GP walk-in service staff.

 

“Walk-in staff have particular skills that will support timely and effective management of those presenting with minor illnesses and injuries, providing existing A&E staff with more capacity to manage the most complex and severe illnesses and injuries.”

 

Dr Edwin Borman, Medical Director at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, added: “Many people who attend the Emergency Department could be cared for by a GP. Bringing together the walk-in centre and A&E department will offer a new ‘one-stop’ service for people with urgent injuries and illnesses.”

 

The Walk in Centre will be open from 8am-8pm every day.

 

 

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NHS 111

 

You can also call "NHS 111" You can dial 111 or alternatively you can access none urgent assistance from NHS 111. A triage nurse will assess your situation and take appropriate action. This could simply be by offering advice or where necessary by making arrangements for you to be seen by a doctor.

 

The website and telephone advice line offer medical advice, health information, etc. Please visit www.nhs.uk

 

Dial 111

For Medical Emergencies

Easthope Road

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6BL

Tel: 01694 722127

 

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