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Out of Hours Care

Your views wanted on evening and weekend appointments

The extended access service, currently provided by Fylde Coast Medical Services, offers GP practice appointments in evenings and at weekends, when our surgery is closed.

These services are currently offered from five different sites across the Fylde Coast.

However, from 1 October 2022, NHS England has requested that primary care networks (which are networks of GP practices across a small geographical location) take over the running of these services in their local areas.

This means there may be some changes to the services for our patients. We hope these changes will actually result in a more accessible service for local people.

We feel it is important that our patients are able to have a say in how these services are provided, including where and when, and we therefore have devised a short survey so you are able to do this.

Please complete the survey at:



Evening and weekend appointments

Need an appointment. You can see a GP, nurse or other health professional at evenings and weekends

COVID-19 pandemic update

This service was temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, however a decision has now been taken for it to resume.

The Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, service restarted on Saturday 5 September 2020. All other services restarted on Monday 7 September 2020.

Your appointment may be carried out virtually over the phone or via video consultation where appropriate.

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.

If you:

  • 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.

Day Blackpool Fleetwood Freckleton Garstang and Over Wyre (alternate Saturdays)
Monday 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 9.30pm  
Tuesday 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 9.30pm  
Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 8pm    
Thursday 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 9.30pm  
Friday 6.30pm to 8pm 6.30pm to 8pm    
Saturday 8am to 8pm 8am to 2pm 8am to 2pm 8am to 2.30pm
Sunday 8am to 8pm 8am to 2pm 8am to 2pm  

(Opening hours may be subject to change)


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 NHS111 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 cancel.

Where to go

Whitegate Health Centre
150 Whitegate Drive

Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre
Dock Street

Freckleton Health Centre
Douglas Drive

Garstang Medical Practice
Kepple Lane

Over Wyre:
Over Wyre Medical Centre
Wilkinson Way


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