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                              After 6.30pm

Saturday – Sunday                          8am – 6pm

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

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