If you need urgent treatment, please contact your usual dental practice, as they may be able to see you or direct you to an urgent dental care service.

If you do not have a regular dentist, contact NHS 111 for advice on where you can get urgent care.

Outside normal surgery hours you can still phone your GP practice, but you'll usually be directed to an out-of-hours service. The out-of-hours period is from 6.30pm to 8.00am on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

Types of out-of-hours care

Out-of-hours cover may include some or all of the services below:

  • GPs working in A&E departments or urgent care centres, minor injury units or walk-in centres
  • teams of healthcare professionals working in primary care centres, A&E departments, minor injury units, urgent care centres or NHS walk-in centres
  • healthcare professionals (other than doctors) making home visits, following a detailed clinical assessment