How does the Out of Hours service work?

Our Buckinghamshire GP Out of Hours service does not offer “walk in” appointments and access to the service is made via the national NHS 111 call line.

In Buckinghamshire, this service is provided by the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) from their bases in Bicester and Hampshire.

NHS 111 is free to callers from both mobile phone and landlines and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by dialling 1-1-1.

The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if it is clinically appropriate, they will refer you to the Out of Hours service. This will then result in either:

An appointment to attend a primary care centre to see a doctor.


A home visit from one of our doctors.


Advice on next steps to deal with your condition.

We provide GP Out of Hours services Monday to Friday from 18:30-08.00 and for 24 hours a day at weekends and bank holidays.



Our Out of Hours service operates clinically from a range of primary care centres throughout Buckinghamshire so that, no matter where you live, you should not have too far to travel. You may be given an appointment at one of our primary care centres after being assessed by the 111 team. We do not offer a walk-in service at these sites so please do not turn up without an appointment.

For links to directions please click centre name.

Amersham Primary Care Centre
Amersham Health Centre
King George V Road

Buckinghamshire Primary Care Centre
Buckingham Community Hospital
High Street
MK18 1NU

Stoke Mandeville Primary Care Centre
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Entrance 2
Outpatients Department (New Wing), Corridor 5
HP21 8AL

Wycombe Primary Care Centre (inside Wycombe Urgent Treatment Centre)
Wycombe Hospital
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2TT