When We Are Closed
An out-of-hours service to cover medical emergencies is available to patients and should be used only when the practice is closed.
Please telephone NHS 111. When the surgery is closed a recorded message will direct you to the Out of Hours service.
The out-of-hours service is located at:
Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone, E11 1NR
Telephone: 0845 0750494
Many common illnesses such as coughs and colds can be easily treated by visiting your local pharmacist, who can offer advice on how to look after yourself with rest and over the counter treatments.
If urgent, call the free NHS 111 number - a trained adviser will offer advice over the phone. If you need to be seen, they will be able to direct you to the best service for you to receive care. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available via the British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. Visit www.interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111/ for more information.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, call 999.
Download the Choose Well information leaflet HERE - Please note that Oliver Road Polyclinic is now closed
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Weekend and Evening Appointments:
Residents of Waltham Forest are now able to access Evening and Weekend GP, ANP & Nurse Appointments.
Monday – Friday 6.30pm – 10pm Allum Medical Centre
Saturday 8am – 4pm Triangle House, Harrow Road GP Practice
Sunday 8am – 8pm Triangle House, Harrow Road GP Practice
Monday - Friday 6.30pm – 10pm Higham Hill Medical Centre (Mon, Fri),
The Forest Surgery (Tues & Wed),
Grove Road Medical Centre (Thurs)
Saturday 8am – 8pm Higham Hill Medical Centre
Sunday 10am – 4pm Grove Road Medical Centre
Tuesday & Thursday 6.30pm – 10pm Kings Head Medical Practice
Saturday 10am – 4pm Handsworth Medical Practice
Sunday 10am – 4pm Handsworth Medical Practice
Appointments can be made by calling 0208 519 3999 during the following hours:
Monday – Friday 12pm – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday 8am – 6pm
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.