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Walk-in centres and out of hours doctor in the local areagp-out-of-hours

We advise that you call the preferred walk-in centre prior to attending to ensure you can be seen.

 

Ashton Primary Care Centre  (walk-in centre)

193 Old St, Ashton-under-Lyne,  Lancashire OL6 7SR,  Tel: 0161 342 7000

 

Glossop Primary Care Centre  (walk-in centre)

George Street, Glossop, SK13 8AY  Tel: 01457 850550

 

Go To Doc (out of hours)

Direct Tel: 0161 336 5958 - If your call is out of our surgery hours you can call Lambgates Health Centre on 01457 869 090 and you will be transferred to the Go To Doc out of hours service.

 

NHS walk-in centres (WICs) offer convenient access to a range of treatments. WICs are managed by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG). There are around 7 million attendances at type 3 A&E services (i.e WICs, UCCs and MIUs) in England, dealing with minor illnesses and injuries.

These include:

  • infections and rashes
  • blood pressure checks
  • fractures and lacerations
  • emergency contraception and advice
  • stomach aches
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
  • hay fever
  • insect and animal bites
  • stitches (sutures)
  • dressing care
  • minor cuts and bruises
  • minor burns and strains
  • stop smoking support 

 

NHS WICs are usually managed by a nurse and are available to everyone. Patients do not need an appointment. Most centres are open 365 days a year and outside office hours. Some newly opened centres may offer different opening hours during their first few months.

They have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and A&E services. Some NHS WICs offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.

Some WICs and minor injury units (MIU's) may not treat young children. The decision lies with the WIC or MIU and is based on the capacity, resource or skill levels available. Please contact your local WIC or MIU in advance if you are not sure if you or your child can be treated there.

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