Opening Hours

Surgery Opening Hours

Lower Gornal Medical Practice
Monday: 8.00am – 6.30pm, extended hours 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Tuesday: 8.00 am – 6.30 pm
Wednesday: 8.00 am – 6.30 pm, extended hours 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm.
Thursday: 8.00 am – 6.30 pm
Friday: 8.00 am – 6.30 pm

Extended Hours at Lower Gornal
Our evening sessions have changed and we now offer appointments with 2 GPs on Mondays and one GP and one Nurse on Wednesdays, until 7.30 pm.  These are for pre-booked appointments only.  The main doors are closed after 6.00 pm and so patients with booked appointments gain access using the intercom next to the main door.

Out of Hours / Emergencies

NHS 111
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

How does it work?
The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, an urgent care centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

Calls to 111 are recorded. All calls and the records created are maintained securely, and will only be shared with others directly involved with your care.

When should you call 111:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
  • For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance or you have a life-threatening emergancy, call 999.

Dudley Urgent Care Centre

To access Dudley Urgent Care Centre you need to go to Russells Hall Hospital A&E department.

NHS Dudley has commissioned out of hours GP services from Malling Health.

The Urgent Care Centre offers non-emergency care for walk-in patients who have minor illnesses and injuries that need urgent attention and is staffed with GPs and Nurse Practitioners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  • CQC Report

  • Practice News

    Named GP for every patient
    Every patient in our practice has a named/usual GP who will be accountable for their care, although patients have the choice to see different doctors.

    Mobile Numbers
    Please check we have your mobile numbers on record so we can send you appointment reminders. You can also use the service to cancel your appointments.

    Pharmacy First
    Your local Pharmacy can give you help and advice about your health and well-being. Minor conditions can often be dealt with by a pharmacist without a prescription and without the need to see a doctor. They may be able to advise you on the most suitable treatment, which may include an over-the-counter medicine.

    Electronic Prescriptions
    Your prescriptions can now be sent electronically from the surgery to your nominated pharmacy.

    This means you will not have to make a return journey to the surgery to collect your paper repeat prescription. Simply order your prescription in the usual way. Your medication will be ready for collection from the pharmacy usually within 2-3 working days.

    Speak to a member off staff at the surgery or a pharmacy.

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