When We Are Closed
The out-of-hours service is provided by GoToDoc Ltd. You can access them by calling NHS 111 (see below). The out-of-hours service is provided from 18:30 each evening until 08:00 the following working day and also operates at weekends and on all bank/ public holidays.
For many problems telephone advice may be all that is needed, but if it is decided that you need to see a doctor then you will be asked to attend the GP On Call Centre at Town Lane, Southport or Phillips Lane, Formby. Home visits are only for those who are too ill to travel.
Please leave all non-urgent calls until the surgery is open again during the normal working hours.
Further Advice & Support
National healthline providing expert health advice, information and reassurance. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Local NHS Walk-in Centre
Walk-in centre style facility for self-referring patients with minor injuries and ailments. These are open from 0800-2200 every day (including bank holidays).
There are two local centres:
Litherland Town Hall Health Centre, off Hatton Hill Road/Field Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L21 9JN - Tel. 0151 475 4667
West Lancs Health Centre, Ormskirk & District General Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2AZ - Tel. 01695 588800
Visit the NHS Choices website for general medical advice and health tools.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.