What constitutes an emergency is very hard to define but includes anyone in pain or distress. An emergency appointment would also be suitable if you felt waiting for a routine appointment would be potentially dangerous to your health. Please help our receptionist by providing them with the information they ask for so we can help you quicker.

If someone is unconscious, unresponsive, having difficulty breathing ,showing symptoms that might indicate a heart problem or stroke, or are acutely ill (such as running a very high fever or in severe pain), and you believe them to be at risk without immediate medical help – call 999.