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Out of Hours Doctors and Dentists

For emergency advice or treatment please call: 111 between 6.30pm to 9.30pm - Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 6.00pm at weekends, 9.00am to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm on bank holiday weekends and bank holidays.

Out of hours cover does NOT deal with the following:

  • Prescriptions for medicines that can be bought at the chemist
  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Second opinions on problems being dealt with by your doctor
  • Problems that can wait until your surgery is open

Click here to read more on our NHS 111 page.

Minor Injury units (MIUs) and First Aid Units
Minor Injury Units are for injuries such as deep cuts, eye injuries, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injuries, minor burns and scalds. You don not need an appointment to visit an MIU. They are run by a team of highly qualified Nurse Practitioners with a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries.

Urgent Care Centre
Community Hospital
Marcham Road
OX14 1AG
Tel: 01865 903476

This service is available seven days a week, 10am* to 10.30pm.*Please note that from Saturday 1 November, Abingdon Minor Injury Unit will be opening from 8am. This is a change from 10am. This will be for the winter months only.

X-ray opening times at this MIU for MIU patients ONLY are as follows:
Monday to Friday 10am - 6.30pm
Saturday 10am - 6.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm.

If you are attending as a GP referral for x-ray, please attend during the following times:
Monday to Friday 10am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

First Aid Units do not have X-Ray support. It is best to call prior to attending if you are concerned that and X-Ray may be required.

Wallingford Community Hospital
Reading Road
OX10 9DU
Tel:  01865 903471 (Please telephone prior to attending.)

This service is open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8.30am to 6.30pm.

Accident and Emergency

For life threatening conditions please call 999 .  You should only attend Emergency Departments (A&E) if you are very badly hurt or if you become very seriously ill (life-threatening). This would include life threatening choking; chestpain; blacking out; severe blood loss or severe breathing difficulty. There are Emergency Departments at the  John Radcliffe Hospital  in Oxford, the  Horton General Hospital  in Banbury and the  Royal Berskhire Hospital  in Reading.

For more information please click on Out of Hours Oxfordshire.

Walk-In Centres

NHS walk-in centres (WICs) offer convenient access to a range of treatments. They are usually managed by a nurse and are available to everyone. Patients do not need an appointment. Most centres are open 365 days a year and outside office hours, dealing with minor illnesses and injuries.

Didcot's nearest NHS Walk-In Centres are:

Reading Walk-In Health Centre
1st Floor, 103-105 Broad Street Mall
Broad Street Mall
Reading RG1 7QA

Tel. 0118 902 8300

Banbury Health Centre
58 Bridge Street
Banbury OX16 5QD

Tel. 01295 225533

If you are outside of this area, you can use the NHS Walk In Centre tool to find your nearest Walk-In Centre at www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Walk-in-centre/LocationSearch/663

To read more about Walk-In Centres and how they can help you, click here.