Non-urgent advice: Out of Hours & Emergency Services

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free and can help direct you to the most appropriate service. When we are shut ring 111 for all non Emergency queries.

Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

In case of a life threatening EMERGENCY , please dial 999

Urgent Appointments

The practice offers appointments each day for urgent problems. These appointments are offered within 48 hours if appropriate.

Our staff will direct you to the most appropriate person or service for your problem. This may not be an appointment with a GP.

We have a range of other health care professionals working in the surgery who may be better placed to help you. These are:

  • MSK First contact practitioners
  • Advanced nurse practitioners
  • Prescribing pharmacists

We can also direct you to a range of local outside services. Such as, the “red eye service” and the “local community minor ailments service”.

Please note we are not commissioned to provide a minor injuries service. The VIN in Northwich or A&E at Leighton hospital provides this in the local area.

Routine Appointments

Routine appointments can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

To make an appointment telephone 01270 446560 and book with the help of a receptionist.

Our reception staff will ask you brief details of your problem. This will help us direct you to the most appropriate clinician or service.

For continuity of care we ask that you make your appointment with your usual doctor or nurse. We understand this might not always be possible.

Please arrive in plenty of time for your appointment.

Make sure you let us know when you have arrived. You can use either the touch screens provided or by speaking to one of our receptionists.

Please note we do not offer a walk-In service and we do not assess acute minor injuries.

For any form of dental care please contact a dentist. We do not see or treat any form of dental or gum problem.

Face to Face, Telephone or Video Appointments

We are able to offer appointments either face to face, on the telephone or if appropriate on a video link.

The majority choose face to face and for urgent problems we tend to prefer you come down so we can examine you.

For some follow up appointments, telephone calls can be a better choice. You can ask for these when booking.

Direct Booking into other services

A range of services do not require you to make a GP appointment first.

These include:

  • Talking therapies for mental health
  • Midwife services for new pregnancies
  • Physiotherapy for MSK issues.

Please speak to a receptionist for more info.


For all doctors appointments, please book in at the first floor reception. If you are struggling to get to your appointment, please speak to one of our receptionists.

For the following clinics, please book in at the main reception on the ground floor:

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Vasectomy
  • and other clinics

Extended Opening Times

The practice now offers evening and weekend appointments. The practice is open until 8pm on a Monday evening and between 9am-5pm on a Saturday. These are for pre-booked appointments only.

These appointments are for patients who can’t come in to the surgery at other times.

GP Hub Appointments

As part of SMASH Primary Care Network, we are working to provide other services during our Extended Access on Saturdays, such as Coil Clinics and Women’s Health. Please ask at Reception for further details.