Out of hours service

How to access GP services 24 hours a day

West Cheshire

Information is provided within this website on Western Cheshire GP Out of Hours.

To view our latest CQC report, published 02/10/18, please click here. Our service was rated "good".


Wirral GP Out of Hours service provides emergency medical care to patients who are unable to wait for their GP practice to re-open. 

If you need medical care outside your normal GP opening hours, you can call the GP Out of Hours Service. You will receive a definitive clinical telephone assessment from a nurse or doctor before further care is agreed. Further care can include:

  • Additional telephone advice
  • Visiting one of three centres in Upton, Eastham or Wallasey
  • A home visit where clinically deemed necessary.  

If your condition warrants it, you will be referred to the Primary Care Assessment Unit. If however you would like information on a range of NHS services provided in Wirral please "choose well" and download the poster below. 

Contact GP out of hours

Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 6:30pm
                          Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays:
                          24 hour service (8:00am to 8:00am)

Telephone: 0151 678 8496.

East Cheshire

Patients should contact the GP Out-of-Hours Service based at Macclesfield and Leighton hospitals via NHS 111.

East Cheshire NHS Trust's GP Out-of-Hours (OOH) team provides a safe and high-quality out-of-hours GP service.

It has two teams - the South and Vale Royal service, which is based at Leighton Hospital, and the East service, which is based at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Additionally, appointments are available at Handforth Community Centre, Congleton War Memorial Hospital Minor Injuries and Knutsford Community Hospital at weekends and bank holidays at specified times only.

The GP Out-of-Hours Service provides assessment, advice and treatment as required for urgent healthcare problems that cannot safely wait until the next time GP surgeries are open.

Patients will be asked basic information by a call handler. Patients will be then called back based on urgency of need and any necessary advice, appointments will be provided in addition to arranging GP advice and home visits.

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Leighton Hospital

Leighton Hospital is an acute general hospital with an Emergency (A&E) Department. We provide Liaison Psychiatry at this location.

Macclesfield District General Hospital

We provide a Liaison Psychiatry at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Urgent Treatment Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

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