For Appointments, Home visits, Results, Prescriptions and other queries.
Our lines are open 08:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:30
If you call at other times you will be advised of the available options
999 (24 hours):
For a life threatening emergency call 999 at any time.
111 (24 hours):
This is a new number currently available in Gloucestershire
Call 111 if:
you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
Lydney (or Dilke) Minor Injuries: (08:00-23:00)
Go in direct if you have any injury, especially if you feel you might need an
Emergency Department (24 hours)
If you have a serious injury or you need attention and Lydney is shut.
There is always a GP service available 24 hours a day. If we are shut then there are
Out of Hours GPs available in the Dilke, Lydney (there are limited hours) or to visit. They need to be accessed through 111 at the present time. Currently in the Forest of Dean the majority of the doctors working in the Out of Hours are also local GPs (Including Dr Lench and Dr Hamilton at times).
If you wish to see a GP out of hours then call 111, do not turn up at the centre as there is no walk in service and usually this will mean you wait longer than if you’d called.
Most illness can be treated without attending Gloucester or calling 999. The new 111 system should make it easier to avoid travelling to Gloucester by providing a means to contact GPs/ambulances using a single number.
The Minor Injury Units in the Forest can deal with many injuries and may well save you several hours wait in an emergency department.