Non-urgent advice: Extended Access & When we are Closed
Evening and weekend appointments
Evening and weekend appointments are available with GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals for routine pre-booked services.
The Fylde Coast NHS is committed to improving access to primary care services. This includes making appointments available at times that are convenient to patients.
find it difficult to attend an appointment during the working day;
are a busy parent with small children;
or rely on working carers to take you to appointments;
then this service is here to support you.
About the Service
The Fylde Coast NHS has arranged for additional appointments to be provided outside of normal GP practice hours by the Fylde Coast Integrated Urgent Care Service.
The service offers pre-bookable and same-day routine primary care appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.
Please be aware that this is not a walk-in service – you must have an appointment.
The service employs local clinicians from the Fylde Coast, where possible.
An appointment must have been booked in advance of visiting the service.
When your GP practice is open
To book an appointment, contact your GP practice.
When your GP practice is closed
Appointments may also be booked when the service in Blackpool, Fleetwood, Freckleton, Garstang and Over Wyre is open, by calling 01253 952950.
Appointments are for pre-bookable and same-day routine and not for urgent care. If urgent care is required please call NHS 111 for advice.
When you book an appointment the practice will ask you for consent to share your detailed GP record with the clinician providing the care.
Should you need to cancel your appointment please contact your GP practice. If your GP practice is closed, please call 01253 952950 to
When we are Closed
If it is not a medical emergency but you need medical help fast, please call NHS 111. Calls are free including mobiles 24 hours a day.
This is a new number that has been introduced to help make it easier for you to access local health services.
You should use the NHS 111 service if:
you need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency
you think you need to go to A&E or Emergency Department or another NHS urgent care service
you don’t know who to call for medical help
you require health information or reassurance of what to do next
Why Should you use it
NHS is a fast and easy way to get the right help wherever you are and whatever time
it can help to free up 999 and local A&E emergency departments
How does it work
It will get you through to a team of highly trained advisors who are supported by experienced nurses.
They will assess your symptoms, give you health care advice if you need it or book you an appointment.