27/29 Links Road, Portslade,
Brighton and Hove,
BN41 1XH

Urgent Problems and Out of Hours


Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

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Severe Injuries

The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department below:

IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHETHER YOU NEED TO ATTEND A&E PLEASE TELEPHONE 111

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE.

Telephone: 01273 696955 extension 64261

Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend A&E

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Minor Injuries and Illnesses (Walk in Centre)

Surgery patients are free to use the Walk in Centre at:

Brighton Station Walk In Centre (next to Brighton Station)
Aspect House, 84 to 87 Queens Road, Brighton, BN13XE
Telephone: 01273 203058

Anyone can use a walk in centre. You do not need an appointment or to be registered with a GP. The walk in centre is staffed by experienced nurses and GPs and is open every day from 8am to 8pm, including all bank holidays. The centre offers a range of services including health information and treatment for a range of minor illnesses and injuries without having to make an appointment.

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Urgent Problems

If you have an urgent medical problem you can:

Telephone the Surgery

Telephone 01273 412 585 during our surgery opening times.

Urgent appointments are for genuine emergencies that cannot wait until the following day. If your problem is not urgent have you considered alternative options such as a local Pharmacy or self care? There will only be sufficient time to discuss the one urgent problem with the Doctor or other clinician you see.

We will always see urgent cases the same day. When requesting an urgent appointment you will be transferred to a trained clinician to discuss your problem and if necessary arrange for you to attend the surgery. If you need an appointment YOU WILL BE SEEN. We cannot guarantee a Doctor of choice "on the day", you may need to see the first available Doctor or appropriate clinician. You may have to wait until the end of surgery to be seen by a GP.

If your call is not taken immediately you will be called back, usually within 1 hour.

Contact NHS 111

Telephone NHS 111 or go online by visiting 111.nhs.uk.
Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The online service is for people aged 5 years and over only.

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NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Get help online or on the telephone:

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 years and over only)
  • call 111
  • NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In life threatening emergencies such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath you should call 999