Who To Contact When Unwell

Can you treat yourself at home? Can you visit a pharmacy for advice? Do you need an urgent, same day GP appointment? Can you wait for a routine GP appointment or advice?

Many everyday illnesses can be treated at home. These include:

  • cough or cold
  • upset stomach
  • pain or headache
  • cuts and grazes
  • sore throat (but contact your GP if it lasts for two weeks or more.

Keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet, ensure everything is in date and keep it in a safe place out of the reach of children.

Helpful health information and advice is available from ww.nhs.uk which will help you identify conditions and treatments.

If you have children, the Healthier Together website will help you to decide what to do if your child is unwell. www.what0-18.nhs.uk

Take care of yourself by getting your flu jab and request any repeat medications in plenty of time.

Pharmacists can offer expert advice on medicines and common health problems which may save you a trip to the GP.

You don't need an appointment, you can speak in private and they will advise you if you need to see a GP. They can help with things like:

  • queries about medication dosage, type or suitability plus urgent requests or if related to hospital discharge
  • sore eyes (but if this persists go to the optician)
  • coughs, cold and flu
  • bites, stings, skin conditions and allergies 
  • cystitis

The nearest pharmacies are:

  • Village, 3 Stubbington Green, Fareham PO14 2JQ
  • Everetts, Titchfield, PO14 4RU
  • Boots, 130-132 High St, Lee-on-The-Solent, PO13 9DD

There is same day access at the surgery if you require an urgent appointment.

Telephone Stubbington Medical Practice on 01329 664231, the urgent care team list runs from 8:00am to 11:00am and from 2:00pm to 5:15pm. 

You will be placed on the telephone urgent care team list which means a doctor or nurse will phone you and will provide advice, issue a prescription or make you an appointment.

You will need to make sure you are able to give a telephone number where you can be reached.

Please do not use this service if you are at work or school and cannot receive a call.

Routine Telephone GP appointments are released weekdays at 8am for on the day appointments. 

Extended hours appointments are available on some days between 7.30am - 8am and 6.30pm and 8pm and on one Saturday per month. These are either face to face or telephone appointments.These can be booked by phone on 01329 664231 after 9am, visiting the surgery or online.

You can also use the website to consult with your GP online for any new symptoms, or changes to existing symptoms. Your details will be reviewed by a GP on eConsult and the surgery will respond by phone, text or email within 48 working hours. 

What can the Practice Nurse treat?

Do you need an evening or weekend appointment?

Do you have a minor injury?

Can you phone NHS 111 or do you need A&E and to phone 999?

Clinics run by nurses include:

  • health checks and review clinics for asthma, COPD, cardiac, diabetes
  • blood tests, blood pressure (including 24 hour reviews), cardio memos, dopplers, ECG
  • well women including HRT check, pill check, depo, smear
  • dietary advice
  • injections including prostrap, denosumab, nebido, singles, b12, hepatitis B, travel vaccinations, childhood immunisations
  • dressings
  • suture removal
  • compression stocking measurement

Please speak with a receptionist to ensure you are booked for the correct amount of time for your needs, and with an apporpriately trained member of the team. 

If your commitments mean you need a routine GP appointment at the weekend, early morning or in an evening, these are available and are bookable in advance.

To use this GP extended hours service, please visit or phone the surgery on 01329 664231 from 9am and the receptionist will be able to tell you the time, date and venue options.

Local GP Extended Hours timetables:

  • Fort Medical Centre, Forton Road, Gosport, PO12 3JP
    Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 10.30pm Tuesday and Thursday – 18.30pm to 22.30pm
  • Portchester Health Centre, West Street, PO16 9TU
    Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 10.30pm

With your consent, the Clinician you see will have access to your medical records. 

Don't go to A&E if you have a minor injury.

The minor injuries unit can help with:

  • sprain, strains and broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • bites and stings
  • minor head injuries
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder or chest

The closest minor injuries units are:

  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport PO12 3PW
  • St Mary's Treatment Centre, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6DW
    (St Mary's can see minor illnesses as well as minor injuries)

Calling 999 or going to A&E are for critical or life-threatening situations.

A&E provides emergency care for people who are badly injured or show the symptoms of serious illness, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that can't be stopped
  • suspected heart attack or stroke
  • severe allergic reaction
  • suspected sepsis

A&E Department, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, PO6 3LY

Call NHS 111 when you:

  • don't know who to call for help
  • need information about a health issue
  • need help to decide if you need A&E or another urgent care service.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day and you will be helped by a trained adviser who can connect you to a nurse, dentist or GP and send an ambulance if needed.


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