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When We Are Closed

Patients who require medical treatment when the surgery is closed should contact the NHS 111 service by phoning 111.

You can now access the same urgent medical advice from the NHS 111 telephone service online at

Between the hours of 18:30 and 08:00 Monday to Friday and throughout weekends and bank holidays, services are commissioned by NHS England.

A recorded telephone message provides this information when the surgery is closed.

For patients who require routine treatment but struggle to attend appointments during working hours due to their own work commitments, there is a new extended hours service. Patients who are registered with a GP in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale can book evening and weekend GP appointments at one of the ‘Extended Hours Hubs’.

The hubs are based in Middleton, Rochdale, Littleborough and Heywood, opening times below:

18:30 – 21:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 18:00 Saturdays and bank holidays, 10:00 – 13:00 Sundays.

There are also nurse appointments available on Saturdays.

Patients can make an appointment by calling 0161 763 8292.

Other Sources of Medical Help and Advice

NHS 111 online

 The Urgent Care Centre at Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale Tel: 01706 377777.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

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