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GP Surgeries – core opening times

Bolton’s GP surgeries are open from 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, including Wednesday afternoons.

Parents will be pleased to know that children under 12 must be assessed on the same day if they call their GP for an appointment. This could be a telephone consultation to begin with however, a child may be invited down to the practice if required. In cases where a child needs urgent hospital care, this can be arranged directly by the GP.

These opening times are a core component of the Bolton Quality Contract – an initiative developed by the CCG to enable the public to gain easier access to their GP

Access to GP surgeries outside of core hours

If you require an appointment between 6.30pm and 9.30pm Monday to Friday, or a weekend appointment, contact your GP practice as usual and you will be advised to attend one of three hubs, currently at:

Waters Meeting Health Centre, Winifred Kettle Centre and the Urgent Treatment Centre, based at the Royal Bolton Hospital (access via Main Entrance).

If you need urgent help from a GP, day or night, please ring your GP practice as normal and you'll be directed to the right service at the right time.

Primary Care Networks

NHS England’s Long-Term Plan outlined the ambition for Integrated Care Systems and the BMA GP (England) committee and NHS England agreed through national contract negotiations for the development and roll out of Primary Care Networks (PCNs). From the 1 July 2019, 9 PCNs were established in Bolton, please refer to table below for further information.

Primary Care Networks List

Pharmacy

Many medicines are available at your local pharmacy without a prescription, and lots of Bolton pharmacies are open at evenings and weekends. You may want to visit a pharmacy if you are suffering with diarrhoea/vomiting, headaches and severe coughs etc.

To find your nearest doctor, dentist, pharmacy, or other service, enter your postcode into the box above and click on search. Or, alternatively select a service from the list to the right.

Self Care

Lots of minor illnesses can be effectively treated at home. Keep a well stocked medicine cabinet to help relieve any minor symptoms. An example of when you should self care would be hangovers, minor cuts and bruises along with coughs and colds.

 

A&E is for serious injuries and life threatening conditions only. If you go to A&E with minor health problems you may be turned away and directed to a more suitable NHS service.

NHS Bolton Foundation Trust

Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR

Tel: 01204 390390

Website: http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Bury New Road, Prestwich,Manchester, M25 3BL

Tel: 0161 773 9121

Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk

 

If you need to speak to somebody, the following organisations can offer you some help and support:

Single Point of Access (SPA)

They can help with all mental health referrals and queries. You can get in touch by ringing 01204 483101.

The Samaritans

They have a 24 hour free telephone support line, and can meet you in person (please phone to confirm access times).

  • Bolton telephone: 01204 521200 (local call charges apply)
  • National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)

BAND

Voluntary sector organisation in Bolton, offering support to people living with a mental health condition. Telephone 01204 380643 and website www.band.org.uk

Kooth

Online counselling and emotional well-being support for children and young people up to the age of 25. http://www.kooth.com/  

ChatHealth

Run by specialist nurses from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, provides parents and young people with quick and easy access to confidential health advice.

Parents can text 07507 331751 and young people can text 07507 331753 for support on a variety of topics.

ChatHealth is free (standard message rates apply).

Papyrus

National charity which helps young people under the age of 35 who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, or help for those worried about someone: Call 0800 068 41 41 or visit their website http://papyrus-uk.org/

 

Christmas and New Year 2019/2020

If you need medical attention over Christmas and New Year, your local pharmacist is qualified to give expert advice on a range of minor health concerns.

Click on this link or see below to find out which pharmacies are open in Bolton and Bury on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Your GP practice will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. An out of hours GP service will be available - call your practice any time, day or night, for details.

Remember, A&E is for serious injuries and life-threatening conditions. 

At busy times of year like bank holidays, it is important to spend a few minutes thinking about your health care by ordering and collecting any repeat prescriptions at least a week in advance.

Bolton Pharmacies

Pharmacy

Address

Telephone

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

New Year’s Day

Asda Stores Ltd

Manchester Road, Bolton, BL3 2QS

01204 374 710

Closed

9am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

Asda Stores Ltd

Moss Bank Way, Bolton, BL1 8QG

01204 602 010

Closed

9am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

Asda Stores Ltd

Brackley Street, Farnworth, BL4 9DT

01204 703 410

Closed

9am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

Asda Stores Ltd

43-53 The Linkway, Middlebrook, Horwich, BL6 6JA

01204 699 337

Closed

9am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

Boots

Unit 2, The Linkway, Bolton, BL6 6JA

01204 469 831

Closed

8am - 6pm

10am - 6pm

Boots

The Gates Centre, Mealhouse Lane, Bolton, BL1 1DF

01204 528 266

Closed

9am - 5pm

Closed

Cohens Chemist

Waters Meeting Health Centre, Waters Meeting Road, Bolton, BL1 8SW

01204 523 148

10am - 6pm

10am - 6pm

10am - 6pm

Deane Pharmacy

Horsfield Street, Deane, Bolton, BL3 4LU

01204 662 151

8am - 11pm

8am - 11pm

8am - 11pm

Lloyds Pharmacy

Sainsburys instore pharmacy, Trinity Street, Bolton, BL3 6DH

01204 523 120

Closed

9am - 5pm

9am - 5pm

Nash Pharmacy

63 Castle Street, Bolton, BL2 1AD

01204 363 030

noon - 7pm

noon -7pm

noon - 7pm

Bury Pharmacies

Pharmacy

Address

Telephone

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

New Year’s Day

Asda Stores Ltd

Pilsworth Road, Pilsworth, Bury, BL9 8RS

0161 351 2510

Closed

9am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

Asda Stores Ltd

Spring Street, Bury, BL9 0RN

0161 447 8219

Closed

9am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

Asda Stores Ltd

Riverside Retail Park, Radcliffe, M26 3DA

0161 724 2510

Closed

9am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

Boots

32-36 The Mall, Bury, BL9 0QQ

0161 764 5264

Closed

10.30am - 4.30pm

Closed

Formans Chemist

12 Park Hill, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, M25 0FX

0161 740 3438

noon - 4pm

Closed

Closed

Pimhole Pharmacy

185 Rochdale Road, Bury, BL9 7BB

0161 761 1011

10am-10pm

5pm-10pm

5pm-10pm

 

This list was correct at the time of publication. Other pharmacies may be open.

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