Urgent Problems and Out of Hours

Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

Urgent Problems

Telephone the Surgery

If you have an urgent medical problem during our surgery opening hours call the health centre on 0161 983 3300.

To ensure the doctor knows why you are attending urgently the receptionist may ask the reason for your appointment. Please do not be offended by this as it is purely to enable us to give you an appropriate appointment.

Urgent Appointments for Unwell Children

We understand that having an unwell child is very worrying for any parent and you often want quick advice from a doctor.

Further information is available in our Unwell Children Information Leaflet.

Contact NHS 111

Telephone NHS 111 or go online by visiting 111.nhs.uk.
Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The online service is for people aged 5 years and over only.


The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospitals:

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Get help online or on the telephone:

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 years and over only)
  • call 111
  • NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In life threatening emergencies such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath you should call 999