Shevington Surgery

01942 483777

Lines open 8:00am – 6:30pm Mon to Fri
Out of hours call NHS 111

Who should I see?

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.

Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.

Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.

Self care

If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.

Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Your pharmacist can help too

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.

Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just call your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.

Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.

Click here for more information about how pharmacies can help you.

Your local pharmacies are:

  • Shevington Community Pharmacy Tel: 01257 252753
  • Manor Pharmacy Tel: 01257 254142
  • Richardsons Pharmacy Tel: 01257253913
  • Appley Bridge Pharmacy Tel: 01257 252555

NHS Walk-in Centres

You can see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, seven days a week.

Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre, Leigh Health Centre, Leigh Tel: 01942 483453

Open 7:00am – 9:00pm 7 days a week.

Skelmersdale NHS Walk-in Centre, The Concourse, Skelmersdale, Tel: 01695 554260.

Open 7:00am – 9:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click here for more information about how NHS 111 can help you.

A&E

A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”

If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.