We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.
Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.
Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.
There are also lots of other organisations there to help you. Details are on this page. If you are unsure who can help, Community Connectors can guide you to the best support for your needs.
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.
Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.
Your pharmacist can help too
Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.
Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just give your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.
Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.
Out of hours: NHS 111
If you need help when we are closed, call NHS 111 or visit the NHS 111 website. They will put you in touch with the Out of Hours GP Service if required.
Hastings Walk In Centre
You can also attend the Walk in Centre based at Station Plaza Centre, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA. Open 08:00 – 20:00 hrs every day.
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Our nearest A&E is at:
The Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7RD. Tel: 0300 131 4500
Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?” If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.