THE number for contacting out-of-hours doctor services in the Vale of Glamorgan has changed.

From now on the telephone number for the Vale GP Out-of-Hours (OOH) service will be 01446 729562.

The GP OOH service provides help to those who feel they need to see a GP urgently but can’t wait until normal surgery hours.

Danielle Davies, the Operational Manger for the Communication Hub at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, said: “The change has been made to make the service in the Vale more resilient.

“Most patients currently contact the GP OOH service by phoning their local surgery but there will be those who will have made a note of the number and ringing direct to the service.

“It is those people we are keen to make aware of the change.”

Mrs Davies said that the old number would continue to be diverted to the OOH service for some time but it was important people started using the new contact details straight away.