Medical services

In an Emergency 

Call 999 only for an emergency respose, such as requiring an amblance, seeing a crime in progress, or reporting a fire.

In all other instances

101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. For more information, visit

Call 111 to receive advice about NHS / health matters. For more information, visit

Local Medical Services

During normal shop opening hours, a local pharmacy may be able to help with day-to-day ailments and minor injuries. Please note that Buckingham Hospital does not have an Accident & Emergency department.


Buckingham Hospital
High Street
MK18 1NU
01280 813 243


Buckingham Police Base
Unit 12 Swan Business Centre
Osier Way
MK18 1TB

Emergency Doctors

If you or a family member urgently needs to see a doctor when your GP practice is closed follow these instructions:

Telephone your GP practice

  • Listen to the answer machine message for the out of hours telephone number
  • When you call the out of hours number you will speak to someone who will advise you what to do next
  • If you need to see a GP, you may be directed to a health centre near you or they may organise a home visit for you.

This service is only for urgent medical problems that cannot wait until the next working day to be treated. It is not an extension of the normal services you receive from your surgery such as repeat prescriptions or routine appointments.

If you are not sure if you need to see a GP you can call NHS Direct on 111 for general health advice and information 24 hours a day or visit

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