Access Medical Advice or Treatment Out of Hours?

If you feel medical attention is essential when the surgery is closed, call the surgery on 01942 481900 and a recorded message will give you the contact number for the NHS 111 Service. Please remember that this number should only be called when it is considered urgent.

NHS Direct offers medical telephone advice 24hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact them on 0845 4647 or via

Additionally the NHS Direct Self-Help Guide “Not Feeling Well?” is available at the back of all Thopson Local telephone directories issued after April 2004.

Pharmacists are also qualified to give free health and medical advice.

The nearest Walk-in Centres are situated at;

  • ¬†Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh, WN7 1HS – Tel 01942 264 000
  • ¬†Skelmersdale, 116-118 The Concourse, Skelmersdale, WN6 6LI – Tel 01695 554 260

The nearest Accident and Emergency Department is:

  • Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2NN – Tel 01942 244 000