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What is an Out of Hours doctor?

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If you need to see a doctor at night or at weekends, telephone your local surgery; there will be a recorded message telling you how to contact a doctor. In case you cannot find the phone number from your surgery, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 and ask them for the out of hours doctor in your area.

In the Craigavon area the Out of Hours Doctor is located at Craigavon Area Hospital and can be contacted on 0870 600 6009, where a secretary will take you personal details ie:
Name, address, date of birth, name of doctor, nature of illness.

Later a doctor will telephone the patient and will arrange for the patient to come to the Out of Hours clinic at a specific time or may ask the patient to go the Accident and Emergency unit located at the hospital.

If you need an interpreter the Out of Hours Clinic will provide an interpreter via telephone.