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What to do when we are closed

Evening and Weekend appointments

Barnet Federated GPs offer evening and weekend GP and Nurse appointments for all Barnet residents. These are available at practice hubs and are held between 18:30 and 21.00 weekdays and from 08.00 and 20.00 weekends and bank holidays.

To book an appointment please call the call centre number on: 0203 948 6809 for your nearest GP Practice hub or ask our reception team (phone line operational at evenings and weekends only).

Access is for any patient registered with a Barnet GP. For more information please visit the Barnet Federated GPs website.

To cancel a Barnet Federation Group appointment please call 0203 948 6809.

Out of Hours Emergencies

Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999

When the practice is closed, there is an out of hours emergency medical service available at all times. This service is meant for urgent and emergency problems and should not be used to avoid the inconvenience of consulting during the day.  If you need out of hours help, you should telephone 111 which is a free-phone number nationwide. Trained staff located at the call control centre will handle your enquiry.  

On dialling 111 a team of fully trained advisers and experienced nurses will assess your condition and direct you to the local service that can help you best, when you need it. That could be your GP surgery, an out of hours GP, A&E, a local urgent care centre, emergency dentist or a late opening pharmacist. The 111 service is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Remember the Out of Hours Service is for urgent problems only. Please do not contact the service for a second opinion or for anything which can wait until the next working day.

If you have a minor ailment you could visit your local pharmacy who will be able to provide you with some help or signpost you onto the next available service.

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

Mental Health Crisis?

You should call 999 or go to A&E if you, or someone you know, experiences a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency. These are cases where there is immediate danger to life or physical injury. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency. If you feel like you may be close to acting on suicidal thoughts or have seriously harmed yourself, you should call 999 or go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.

Alternatively you can call the Barnet Mental Health Crisis Team on 0800 151 0023. This service offers short term intensive home treatment for people in mental health crisis who may otherwise need to be admitted to hospital. The team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists and support workers who can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.