If you have any kind of medical emergency which is life-threatening please dial 999. If you have an urgent medical problem and require assistance or advice please ring NHS 111. 

Leicester City Healthcare Hubs

If you are unable to get an appointment at your GP Practice or require a GP out of hours, the Leicester City Healthcare Hubs are available. Please call: NHS 111 

Urgent dental care

JDRM Dental Care Limited provide services between 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year.  The two new practices are:

  • JDRM Dental Care Leicester – 10 Nelson Street, Leicester, LE1 7BA – telephone number: 0116 295 1278
  • JDRM  Dental Care Westcotes – 5 Roman Street, Leicester, LE3 0BD – Tel: 0116 296 1478

Anyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who requires urgent dental care, but do not have a regular dentist, or if their regular dental practice is closed, can contact:-

  • JDRM Dental Care Limited on Freephone 03300 417 062 between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week, or NHS 111 outside of these hours.

Also, Whitehouse Dental Surgery at 368 East Park Road, Leicester, LE5 5HH will begin operating under a new extended hours contract. That means it will provide extra routine and urgent dental care sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings until 8.30pm and on Saturday mornings (9am to 12.30pm), in addition to its usual opening hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. They can be contacted on 0116 273 0456.

NHS 111 Out of Hours Service

GPs can choose whether to provide 24-hour care for their patients or to transfer responsibility for out-of-hours services to NHS England, who is responsible for providing a high-quality service for the local population. However, this can mean different areas can have slightly different services.

You can also visit an urgent care service such as an NHS walk-in centre, Urgent care centre or  minor injuries unit. These can provide treatment for minor injuries or illnesses such as cuts, bruises and rashes. They have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and accident and emergency (A&E) services.

Some urgent care services offer access to doctors, as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems. You don’t need to be registered and you don’t need an appointment. Any member of the public can simply walk in to be seen, regardless of where they are registered. Some offer pre-booked appointments.