Whenever you call the Cowfold or Partridge Green Surgeries and they are closed you will be asked to phone the Out of Hours Service Provider via NHS 111 by dialling 111. However if you are calling between 8.00-8.30 a.m. and 6.00-6.30 p.m. you should contact IC24 direct on 0300 5555252.
Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group commissions Out of Hours cover for all patients registered within our practice area. Between 8.00am and 8.30am and 6.00 p.m. and 6.30pm week days emergency cover is provided by IC24. (0300 5555252).
Outside of the above time Out of Hours cover is provided by NHS 111.
NHS 111 is a new telephone service for people in Sussex to to find out where they can access medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation. The service is available for people who aren’t sure if they need to go to A&E, need more information about where to get NHS help or generally need reassurance and advice.
The easy to remember number – that is available across the country - has been introduced to help people get the right help, at the right time, especially at weekends and out of hours.
NHS 111 is free to call and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
By calling NHS 111, you will reach a team of fully trained advisers, and experienced nurses and doctors who will assess your condition and direct you to the local service that can help you best, when you need it.
There are now only three numbers to know; 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP surgery and 111.