Fife Primary Care Emergency Service

Fife Health & Social Care Partnership - PCES (Out-of-Hours) 
Contingency Measures

From Monday 9 April, 2018, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership will be introducing contingency measures overnight in the Primary Care Emergency Services (PCES) in Fife.

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Welcome to the webpage of the Primary Care Emergency Service (PCES). We are also known as the Out of Hours Service.

PCES provides urgent care to the people of Fife and Kinross when your GP surgery is closed. Contact with the service is via NHS24 (freephone 111). Urgent care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

Urgent Care is provided between 18.00 hrs and 08.00 hrs on weekdays and 24 hour cover over all weekends. The service also provides 24 hour care on 8 Public Holidays per year (including Easter, May, October, Christmas and New Year).

PCES is accessible to anyone requiring urgent medical care that cannot wait until your GP surgery re-opens. The service aims to ensure urgent care is delivered to members of the public during the out of hours period via a treatment centre or, where appropriate, a home visit.

Our mission statement/philosophy is:

  • It is the aim of PCES to provide a safe and effective healthcare service for out of hours users.
  • To be person centred whilst working in partnership with patients and the public.
  • To build upon existing models of care, partnership working, expertise and experience through continuous development and assessment.
  • Committed to protecting the Confidentiality of patient information




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