Chorley and South Ribble extended access to general practice

GP surgeries in our area are offering extended access to surgeries, making it easier for patients to get appointments in the evenings and weekends.

To do this, doctors surgeries are working in collaboration with other practices in the area to collectively make more appointments available.

This does mean that if you want to be seen on a weekday evening or weekend, your appointment may be held at a different GP practice to your registered practice and with a different GP or nurse than you usually see.

Your medical record will be available to the GP or nurse that sees you to ensure that they have the information they need to give you the best possible care. Notes of your appointment will be sent back to your own GP practice to ensure that your record is updated.

In order to book an evening or weekend appointment, you must call the GP practice that you are currently registered with. Evening and weekend appoints are not currently available to book online.

However if you need to book an evening or weekend appointment and your GP surgery is shut, you can call NHS 111 who will be able to direct you the a practice which is open.

Remember, for urgent medical advice at any time or if you think you need to see a GP out of hours, call NHS 111.

Further information about the groups that GPs are working in, and therefore the practices where you might have an appointment, can be found below, along with the times of the additional appointments offered:

Chorley Central Collaborative Group

The Chorley Surgery, Regent House Surgery, Library House Surgery, Granville House Medical Centre, The Euxton Medical Centre, Acreswood Surgery

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 08:30 to 16:00 and Sunday appointments 09:30 to 16:00.

Leyland Collaborative

Sandy Lane Surgery, Moss Side Medical Centre, The Village Surgeries (Eccleston and Croston), Central Park Surgery, Worden Medical Centre.

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 08:30 to 13:00 and Sunday appointments 08:30 to 12:00.

Whittle Surgery Group

Whittle Surgery, Dr Baghdjian & Partner, Withnell Medical Centre, Clayton Brook Surgery, Dr Hamad (Preston Road)

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 08:00 to 17:00 and Sunday appointments 08:00 to 16:00.

Your GP Group (Buckshaw Village)

Buckshaw Village Surgery, Adlington Medical Centre, Eaves Lane Surgery, Medicare Unit, The Surgery Chorley, Leyland Surgery, Village Surgery (Dr Mashayekhy), Croston Medical Centre, Station Surgery.

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 08:00 to 12:00 and Sunday appointments 08:00 to 11:00.