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.
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
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.
infections and rashes
blood pressure checks
fractures and lacerations
emergency contraception and advice
vomiting and diarrhoea
insect and animal bites
minor cuts and bruises
minor burns and strains
stop smoking support
High temperatures in children
Children and adults with breathing problems
Bladder and other painful infections
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
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.
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