Accessing a GP

If you need to see a GP over the Bank Holiday weekend in Knowsley, you will be able to access care through the Extended Access service.  To make an Extended Access appointment, you should call or visit your GP practice or, if your practice is closed, call NHS 111 and ask for an Extended Access appointment in Knowsley.  You will not be seen if you turn up without an allocated appointment slot, arranged through your GP practice or NHS 111.

NHS Walk-in Centres

There are three walk-in centres in Knowsley, which are open 365 days a year and there is no need to make an appointment.  The normal opening hours for the walk-in centres in Knowsley are 8:00am until 8:00pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00am until 9:00pm Sundays and Bank Holidays.  Each of the walk-in centres will be open on Monday 26 August from 10:00am to 9:00pm.  The walk-in centres in Knowsley are:

Huyton Walk-in Centre, Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton, L36 6GA – 0151 244 3150

Kirkby Walk-in Centre, St. Chad’s Clinic, St. Chad’s Drive, Kirkby, L32 8RE – 0151 244 3063

Halewood Walk-in Centre, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood L26 9UH – 0151 244 3532

Pharmacy

We also recommend taking advantage of all the services available at your local pharmacy for any minor health-related concerns.  Most pharmacies will have private consultation rooms where they can advise you on self-care treatments and give you advice on your medication.  Pharmacies that are open on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August are:

Asda Pharmacy, Huyton L36 7TX 9am to 6pm

Boots, Cables Retail Park, Prescot L34 5NQ 9am to 6pm

Kingsway Pharmacy, Huyton L36 2QA 10am to 4pm

Kirkby Town Chemist, Kirkby L32 8RR 12midday to 2pm

Tesco Pharmacy, Cables Retail Park, Prescot L34 5NQ 9am to 6pm

NHS 111

If you’re unsure which service is right for you, ring NHS 111 to speak to a highly trained adviser who will assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.  NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

People in Knowsley can now access NHS 111 Online, making it easier to gain medical advice.  The free advice can be accessed at NHS 111 Online.

For any minor ailments such as colds, sprains and strains and a sore throat visit the Self Care Forum for information on how you can treat these.

Dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical health emergency.  The Samaritans operate a free-to-call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence.  Call them on 116 123 and then arrange to see a GP as soon as possible.

Call 999 if you or if someone you know experiences a life-threatening physical or mental health emergency.  Let’s work together to keep emergency services, including A&E, free to those who really need it.