Evenings/ Weekends/ Bank Holidays

PHARMACIES open over Christmas and new year

Not all pharmacies will be open over the Christmas bank holiday.  See the table below for a those confirmed open on Christmas Day (25th December 2020), Boxing Day (26th December 2020) and New Years Day (1st January 2021).  Other pharmacies may be open, but we suggest that you ring and check them before travelling if they aren’t listed here.

Opening Times
Pharmacy nameAddressTelephone number25/12/20 Christmas Day26/12/20            Boxing Day1/1/2021
New Years Day
New Springs Pharmacy21 Wigan Road New Springs Wigan WN2 1DH01942 242 14712 noon – 4pmclosedclosed
Golborne Late night Pharmacy98 High Street Golborne Warrington WA3 3DA01942 714 0144pm – 8pm6pm – 8pm5pm – 8pm
Shevington PharmacyHoughton Lane  Shevington Wigan WN6 8ET01257 252 7538am – 12 noonclosedclosed
Boots22-23 Grand Arcade  Wigan WN1 1BH01942 242 788Closed10.30am – 4.30pmClosed
BootsRobin Park 37 Loire Drive Wigan WN5 0UH01942 222 604Closed10am –  6pmClosed
Asda PharmacyAsda Superstore Atherleigh Way Leigh WN7 5RZ01942 266 811closed9am –  6pm10am  – 5pm
Asda PharmacySoho Street Robin Park Wigan WN5 0XA01942 527 319closed9am –  6pm10am  – 5pm

NHS 111

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 6.30-9pm 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.


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.

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