Opening Hours

Southsea Medical Centre

Today
07:30 - 18:30
Fri 23 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Sat 24 Oct
Closed
Sun 25 Oct
Closed
Mon 26 Oct
07:30 - 18:30
Tue 27 Oct
07:30 - 18:30
Wed 28 Oct
07:30 - 18:30

Devonshire Avenue Practice

Today
08:00 - 18:30
Fri 23 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Sat 24 Oct
Closed
Sun 25 Oct
Closed
Mon 26 Oct
07:30 - 18:30
Tue 27 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Wed 28 Oct
08:00 - 18:30

Extended Hours

The Light House Group Practice now offers extended hours Monday to Thursday mornings for pre-booked appointments only. The extended hours service runs from 07:30 to 08.30 each Monday at Devonshire Avenue Practice and Monday to Thursday at Southsea Medical Centre.

Please note that there is no telephone access and only limited reception services during extended hours.

When We Are Closed

Out-of-Hours Service

This service is for urgent problems that cannot wait until your GP surgery opens (111). It will offer out of hours advice and assessment when your GP surgery is closed. 

You will be advised how best to care for yourself at home, referred to the most appropriate service for your needs or asked to wait until surgery opening hours.

Minor Injuries Unit - St Mary's Independent Treatment Centre

Staffed mainly by Nurse Practitioners
Useful for minor accidents and illnesses – for example:

  • Cuts requiring stitching
  • minor wounds
  • cuts and grazes
  • possible broken bones
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites

They cannot give a second opinion on a condition which has already been seen by a doctor.

A&E Department (click here for opening times)

A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment.

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

Emergency Ambulance 999

When you think that the person’s life may be in danger without immediate treatment.

For example:

  • Severe chest pain- particularly tight or crushing chest pain
  • Severe breathing difficulties
  • Suspected stroke – Face fallen on one side, unable to raise both arms, speech slurred.
  • Patient is unconscious or very drowsy
  • Overdose
  • Major accidents and fractures
  • Severe bleeding

In all these case dial 999 immediately

In other cases if you are not sure if an ambulance is needed then you are welcome to phone the Surgery for advice – see the numbers at the bottom of this page.

Please do not call an ambulance for minor illnesses or you may delay treatment getting to other people needing immediate help.

But do not delay if you think the person’s life may be in danger.

NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.