For non-urgent issues, please follow the guidelines below and choose the right service. An appointment may not be necessary.

This will help us to be more efficient by making an appointment available to you when you need it the most.

Pharmacy and Self Care

See a Pharmacist

Many conditions can be treated without the need to see your GP.


Help and support available from many National and Local Organisations

Visit our Self Help Zone

Book an Appointment

Urgent appointments for today or tomorrow

To help us prioritise appointments, the practice operates a system of telephone triage, and we can usually offer same day or next day appointments.

If you feel that your problem is urgent, you should tell the receptionist and every effort will be made for you to be seen the same day.

If the doctor needs to see you in person or you would prefer a face-to-face appointment, we will invite you to come in.

Ways to book

  1. Telephone: 01253 202300

Extended Access

We also have extended access available. See our Out of Hours information.

Book a Routine Appointment

To help us prioritise appointments, the practice operates a system of telephone triage, the GP can offer you an appointment up to 2 weeks ahead for non urgent Appointments.

Ways to book

  1. Download the NHS App
  2. Use our online services
  3. Telephone: 01253 202300

Sickness Certificates (Fit Notes)

You must give your employer a doctor's 'fit note' (sometimes called a 'sick note') if you've been ill for more than 7 days in a row and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays.

Visit our Sickness Certificates page

Travel Vaccinations

Information and advice for travelling abroad.

Visit our Travel Information page

Home Visits

Please be aware that our GPs will always call to assess the home visit request first.

If you need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:30am.

Telephone: 01253 202300

If you are too ill to come to surgery you can request a home visit.

Please provide as much detail as possible to allow the doctors to plan their rounds and decide which cases need to be seen first.

Telephone Consultations

If you wish to simply speak to the doctor over the phone, please contact reception and explain the nature of the call.

The receptionist will then triage to the on-call GP who will then contact you or triage you to the appropriate clinician.

Change or Cancel an Appointment

To help us offer appointments as soon as possible to as many people as possible, please cancel any appointments you no longer require.

Ways to cancel

  1. Telephone us on 01253 202300.
  2. Cancel an appointment online
  3. Cancel using our online services

We operate a ‘three strikes’ policy regarding missed appointments, which means that if you miss three appointments, without informing us in advance, you will be removed from the practice list. You will then be asked to register with a new practice.

We will send you ‘DNA – Did Not Attend’ letters after each missed appointment as advance warning. If you feel that you have been sent a DNA letter inappropriately or after you cancelled the appointment with adequate advance notice, please contact the reception manager so that the issue can be sorted out immediately.

Out of Hours

Enhanced Access - Evenings and Weekends


An appointment must have been booked in advance of visiting the service.

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;

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.

Opening and Locations

Opening hours may be subject to change.


  • Tuesday's - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Friday's - 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday's - 9am to 5pm

St Annes

  • Monday's - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Wednesday's - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Sunday's - 9am to 5pm


  • Thursday's - 6:30pm to 9pm

Ways to Book

  1. Telephone: 01253 952950
  2. Download the NHS App
  3. Use our online services
  4. Telephone the practice: 01253 202300

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

Life Threatening

Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

  • you or someone you know needs immediate help
  • you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency.

Find your nearest A&E

Urgent But Not Life Threatening

Visit an urgent care centre if:

  • You have an urgent medical issue requiring on the day attention

Find Urgent Care Services


Use NHS 111 if:

  • You need help now, but it’s not an emergency

There will be someone to provide you with advice and to direct you to a clinician if it is necessary.

Visit NHS 111 Online