on friday 10th and Monday 13th april gp practices will remain open
GP Practices continue to support patients with their immediate, urgent health needs. They are speaking to patients via telephone or video calls as much as possible. It is really important that all patients ring their practice and don’t just turn up at their GP surgery for any reason unless they’re expected.
PHARMACIES Are open friday 10th and monday 13th april
As a response to COVID-19 Pharmacies within Wigan Borough have confirmed they will be open this Easter bank holiday Friday 10th April and Monday 13th April.
Smaller pharmacies may only be open 2-5pm. See the link below for a full list:
Go online to www.111.nhs.uk or ring NHS 111 (dial 1-1-1) to get advice on symptoms and help to find the right service.
The website and phonelines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays and weekends.
111 also able to book you a GP appointment on an evening, in the night and on a weekend with the Out of Hours GP service.
Evening, Weekend AND BANK HOLIDAY GP Services
GP Evening and Weekend Appointments
If your GP is closed, or there isn’t an available appointment, you can ring the GP Evening and Weekend Appointment Service (also called the Extended Hours service) on 01942 482848.
They offer appointments on evenings 6.30-8pm and on weekends and bank holidays 10am-4pm (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).
GP Out of Hours
The GP Out of Hours service is available 6.30pm on an evening until 8am the next day and all weekend (or 6.30pm on a Friday until 8am on the Monday morning), including all bank holidays.
They offer emergency GP services throughout the night, including home visits when necessary. To speak to the GP Out of Hours service, call NHS 111 by phoning 111.
EVENING, WEEKEND AND BANK HOLIDAY DENTAL SERVICES
If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800, available from 8am to 10pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.
You can only get an appointment with this service if you don’t have a dentist, or if your dentist is closed.
The Walk-in-Centre in Leigh is open 365 days a year, including bank holidays from 7am-9pm. It is currently open at this time but this may change.
There are other walk-in-centres in other Boroughs that may be nearer to you. Please phone before visiting at this time.