How to Get Help When We Are Closed
1. Telephone our practice number as usual 0161 272 5656 (Recommended by us)
If you telephone us between 6PM and 6:30PM you will be automatically transferred to the GP Out of Hours Service, called GoToDoc. If you telephone us between 6:30PM and 8AM the following day (or at weekends) you will hear an answer machine message which will inform you to dial 111. NHS 111 is the new Out of Hours call handling service which went live on 10th November 2015.
- NHS 111 is a free-to-call, non-emergency, medical helpline operating in England. The service is part of the country's NHS telephone triage and advice services.
- Available 24 hours-a-day, the NHS 111 Service is intended for 'urgent but not life-threatening' health issues.
- Provided nationwide, you are able to pick up the phone at any location in England and Scotland and ring 111 and receive the same level of care.
- The service is available for urgent healthcare assessment and you will be directed to the most suitable local service for your needs. If you are unsure which healthcare service you need to visit, the NHS 111 service will signpost you to the most appropriate care for your condition, for example, GP, local pharmacy, Walk-in-Centre, community-based services, A&E or an emergency ambulance response.
2. Walk-in Centre (Recommended by us)
Walk-in Centres are good for the treatment of minor ailments, minor injuries and emergency contraception. They have short waiting times and you can simply walk in. We've listed some nearby Walk-in Centres for you below.
More information on Walk-in Centres are available on the NHS Manchester website.
3. A&E and 999
For life threatening conditions only. We do not reccommend attending A&E unless you have a life threatening condition or you are told to attend by a clinician or one of the services above.
Please note if you are unhappy by any treatment provided by an out of hours provider please contact the surgery to discuss this with a GP.