When we are closed

The new NHS 111 service is now available to all our patients. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones – just dial 111.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999

Please note that the laboratory do routine pregnancy testing. Fast reliable tests can be purchased at the chemist.

You can treat many minor illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home. Make sure you keep stocked up with health care essentials such as pain relief (paracetamol), cough and sore throat remedies, a first aid kit, upset stomach treatment, rehydration treatment and heartburn / indigestion treatment. Having these essentials at home will not only save you time and help you feel better quicker, but will also help save the NHS much needed resources.

Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you - no appointment needed. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.

When to go to the chemist

Your local chemist can help with:

  • Headaches
  • Colds and flu
  • Coughs and sore throats
  • Upset stomachs and rehydration
  • Heartburn / indigestion
  • Minor cuts and abrasions
  • When to call 111

    You should call 111 when:

    • you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
    • your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
    • you don't know who to call for medical help

    When to call 999

    Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

    • major accident or trauma
    • severe bleeding
    • severe breathlessness
    • loss of consciousness
    • severe chest pain

    Sawston Medical Centre
    London Road
    Cambridge CB22 3HU

    0300 234 5555
    option 2

    Linton Health Centre
    Coles Lane
    Cambridge CB21 4JS

    0300 234 5555
    option 3

    Barley Surgery
    High Street, Barley
    Hertfordshire SG8 8HY

    0300 234 5555
    option 4

    Market Hill Surgery
    Market Hill
    Hertfordshire SG8 9JN

    0300 234 5555
    option 5

    Shelford Health Centre
    Ashen Green
    Great Shelford
    Cambridge CB22 5FY

    0300 234 5555
    option 6