Your GP (family doctor)
If you have an illness or injury that has not resolved with self care, you can make an appointment with your local GP. They provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. GPs offer urgent next-day appointments, and have an evening and weekend service.
Your local doctors’ surgery or GP practice also provides a wide range of routine family health services, including:
• advice on health problems
• referrals to other health services and social services
It is important to keep your appointment, or notify the surgery if you have to cancel or change it so another patient can benefit from it.
If you want to find a local GP please visit the NHS Find a GP page.
Routine Appointments on evenings and weekends
People who are registered with a North East Lincolnshire GP practice now have more flexibility when it comes to arranging their GP appointments. Local people can now routinely see a GP, or other healthcare professional, outside of normal working hours.This includes weekday evenings (6.30pm-8pm), Saturdays and Sundays. This may not be at your usual practice.
Appointments can be booked by ringing your usual practice.
If you ring your practice Out of Hours
If you contact your GP practice outside of normal hours for an urgent medical problem you will be asked to ring NHS 111. North East Lincolnshire patients who ring NHS 111 out of hours may need:
- Advice and telephone support
This will be dealt with on the call by NHS 111
- A GP Out of Hours appointment or other face to face appointment
The patient’s call transferred to the Single Point of Access and local clinical triage
- Emergency treatment
Ambulance dispatched by NHS 111