In emergency and life-threatening situations call 999.

Urgent Medical Treatment - Out of Hours

Emergencies at night, weekends and on Bank Holidays may be transferred to Rivergate Primary Care Centre where Peterborough Doctors on Call is situated. 

A doctor is always available outside of surgery hours in the event of an Emergency Phone 01733 568569 Day or Night

You will be automatically diverted to the Out of Hours Service.

A receptionist will take your call and arrange for you to speak to the Duty Sister.  The sister will decide whether to give advice, to transfer you to a Doctor, to ask you to attend the Emergency Centre, or arrange a home visit.

They will need to know:

  • The Patients Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Age and problem details

External Links

How to Access Urgent Medical Treatment - Cambridgeshire PCT

Minor Injuries and Illness Unit

Open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

The Minor Injuries and Illness Unit offers a wider range of treatments and urgent care services such as stitching wounds, applying casts, treating burns and taking X-rays. The unit is led by staff with both nursing and medical backgrounds with enhanced skills, enabling them to see, treat and discharge patients independently.

No appointment is necessary and the service aims to see and start patients’ treatments within 45 minutes of their arrival.


Minor Injuries and Illness Unit
City Care Centre
Thorpe Road
01733 293800

Minor Injuries and Illness Units can treat:

  • cuts and grazes
  • ear and throat infections
  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

Minor Injuries and Illness Units can not treat:

  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • major injuries
  • problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • stomach pains
  • gynaecological problems
  • pregnancy problems
  • allergic reactions
  • overdoses
  • alcohol-related problems
  • mental health problems
  • conditions likely to require hospital admission