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For extra GP services please see tab on the right #HelpMyNHS.

Local residents can get quick healthcare advice on how to deal with illness or injury by dialling 111, when it’s not a 999 emergency. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and is free from landlines and mobiles. Callers can also get information on local health services and advice on illnesses and injuries.


NHS 111 is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs urgent health advice by dialling 1-1-1.


There also are a range of services that patients with less serious conditions can access, including:


-       Pharmacies – for advice on common health problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, and how to use your medicines


-       GPs – for a wide range of health advice and some minor surgery


-       Minor Injuries Unit at Caterham Dene Hospital for people aged 18 and over, open from 9am to 8pm, 7 days a week for:


  • Cuts and grazes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • Bites and stings
  • Infected wounds
  • Eye problems, such as infections or scratches
  • Sports injuries
  • Minor burns and scalds


-       Mental health – in times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42. There is a SMS texting facility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing: 07717 98 90 24

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that the NHS can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. The NHS would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help provide a full picture. This will allow the NHS to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so it can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download a copy of the NHS leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”


NHS services are there for you when you need them. But many people are using urgent care services with health concerns that could be treated by a GP or pharmacist. This makes these services very busy and means you and others may have to wait longer to be treated.

The NHS is doing everything it can to prepare for the extra pressures and demands over the busy winter months.

You can #HelpMyNHS to give the best care by making sure you and your loved ones get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This website helps you do this by highlighting where you can get medical treatment that is right for you. It includes details on the alternative services to A&E and GPs, along with tips on using of GP appointments properly, taking steps to help prevent getting ill and self-manage minor illnesses, as well as other services, such as pharmacists.

It is tailored to include listings on specific services available to you across Sussex and East Surrey.

Out of hours care

For medical help for non-life threatening conditions when your GP surgery is closed, call NHS 111 or visit your local community pharmacy. Alternatively, attend our walk in service:

See a GP at Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Rd, Caterham, CR3 5RA

  • Sat 9am - 8pm
  • Sun 9am - 8pm

Minor Injuries Unit at Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Rd, Caterham, CR3 5RA

  • 9am-8pm, 365 days a year

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