FedBucks is the name of your local out-of-hours service provider. The Out of Hours doctor is always available for emergencies, including nights, weekends and all Bank Holidays. A nurse or doctor will assess whether you need either telephone advice, an appointment or a home visit if there is an urgent need.
We want to ensure that our patients are aware of what to do if they are ill or require medication when their GP Practice is closed
Our GP-led Minor Injury and Illness Unit in Wycombe is open 8am to 8pm seven days a week. It is based at the High Wycombe Hospital site and offers support to people who need to access services for minor injury and illness. These are accessible by calling 111.
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), in partnership with Fed Bucks, from their base in Bicester.
Calls to NHS 111 are free from mobile phones and landlines and the service can be accessed 24 hours day, 365 days a year 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:
- A face to face appointment to attend a primary care centre to see a doctor
- A home visit from a doctor
- Advice on next steps to deal with your condition
Fed Bucks provide GP out-of-hours services Monday to Friday from 6.30pm to 8.00am, and for 24 hours at weekends and during bank holidays.
Fed Bucks also provide GP cover during our training afternoons.