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Uttoxeter Road | Blythe Bridge | Stoke-on-Trent | ST11 9NT | telephone 0300 123 4017

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Suspect a Stroke? Act FAST

What is FAST?

FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:

  1. Facial weakness – can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
  2. Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms
  3. Speech problems – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
  4. Time to call 999

Out of Hours

What to do in an emergency

Please ring the usual surgery telephone number and you will be transferred to the appropriate out of hours service.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:

  • address
  • date of birth
  • current medication
  • name of their GP.

If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and either:

  • give further telephone advice
  • ask you to attend a local centre

OR:

  • visit you at home.

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe any of the following:

  • chest pain
  • loss of blood
  • suspected broken bones

go to your nearest accident and emergency departmentĀ orĀ call 999.