Youtube Icon

Image result for Images of out of hours








If you have any kind of medical emergency which is life-threatening please dial 999. If you have a medical problem and require assistance or advice please ring NHS 111. 

More information is provided below

Leicester City Healthcare Hubs

If you unable to get an appointment at your GP practice and require a GP out of hours, the Leicester City Healthcare Hubs are available and times and locations are given below:

Westcotes Medical Practice – 8.00am – 8.00pm 7 days a week

Saffron Health and Belgrave Health Centre – Monday – Friday 6.30pm – 10.00pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 12.00pm – 8.00pm

You must be registered with a GP in Leicester City and to make an appointment please call: Call 0116 366 0560 or NHS 111 

The Dental Access Centre – 10 Nelson Street, Leicester LE1 7BA – 0116 295 1278

If require urgent dental treatment are are in pain, the Dental Access Centre is available from 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday. Please note this not a walk-in service and you will need to call 0116 295 1278 to make an appointment. This is an NHS Service and patient charges will apply. Band 1 is currently £19.90.

For emergency advise outside of the opening hours of 9.00pm – 4.30pm Monday-Friday, please call NHS 111 (free from mobiles and landlines).

In the event of severe bleeding, or severe facial swelling, please contact Accident and Emergency at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

NHS 111 Out of Hours Service

GPs can choose whether to provide 24-hour care for their patients or to transfer responsibility for out-of-hours services to NHS England, who is responsible for providing a high-quality service for the local population. However, this can mean different areas can have slightly different services.

You can also visit an urgent care service such as an NHS walk-in centre, Urgent care centre or  minor injuries unit. These can provide treatment for minor injuries or illnesses such as cuts, bruises and rashes. They have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and accident and emergency (A&E) services.

Some urgent care services offer access to doctors, as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems. You don’t need to be registered and you don’t need an appointment. Any member of the public can simply walk in to be seen, regardless of where they are registered. Some offer pre-booked appointments.

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, including 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 
  • Ambulance services moving patients to places where they can be seen by a doctor or nurse, to reduce the need for home visits