Non-urgent advice: Extended Access & Out of Hours
If you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999.
For any other medical advice that is not life threatening – please dial 111 (Calls charged at local rate) or use the 111 online website: https://111.nhs.uk/.
Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and Emergency department or call 999. Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.
West Lancashire Health Centre & Skelmersdale Walk-In Centre can be accessed without an appointment and are open 7 days a week. The walk-in centres can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries. They are staffed by Nurse Practitioners and GP’s.
Extended Hours Service
West Lancashire now has an extended access service running 7 days a week from 18:30 – 20:00 Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 14:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 – 13:00 on Sundays
The service runs from various locations on weeknights, and from 3 hubs in West Lancashire on the weekend;
– Burscough Health Centre.
– Ormskirk Medical Practice.
– Sandy Lane Health Centre.
The service offers pre-bookable and same-day primary care appointments with a range of clinicians including GP’s, ANP’s, Practice Nurses, Phlebotomists and Health Care Assistants. Appointments are available to all patients that are registered with a GP Surgery in West Lancashire, and they can be booked by contacting the surgery reception on 01695 317280.
Please be aware that the extended hours service is not a walk-in clinic, you must have an appointment.
If you have an appointment booked with the extended hours service, and you would like to cancel it – please contact them directly on 01695 736053.
The extended hours service may occasionally have some appointment cancellations over the weekend, if you would like to ring them directly to check whether they have any cancellations available to be booked during the weekend – Please call 01695 736058. (Saturday 10am – 2pm and Sunday 10am – 1pm).
These appointments are NOT urgent on the day appointments similar to what is offered in the surgery, they are simply cancellations that can be used on the day if patients enquire..