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 Blackthorn Medical Centre

Extended Hours Service

The Practice does provide an Extended Hours Service to our patients.  The includes face to face GP consultations and booked GP telephone consultations.

We also provide some GP appointments on some Saturday mornings.  

We also provide early and late appointments with our Healthcare Assistants 

Please ask at reception and they will make you aware of the availability of these appointments as the rota may change from week to week.


Reception & Surgery Times

Monday: 08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday: 07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday: 07:30 - 18:30
Thursday: 07:30 - 18:30
Friday: 07:30 - 18:30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed



If you wish to telephone the surgery the phone lines are open from 8.30 am until 1pm.  The phone lines are closed except for emergencies between 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m.  Our telephone lines then re-open for routine calls from 2pm until 6pm.


If you require a same day appointment you will now be triaged.  Please telephone before 10.00 a.m.


If you wish to book a routine appointment please ring after 10.00 a.m.


For blood test and x-ray appointments please ring the surgery after 3.00 p.m. This will help relieve the pressure on the telephone system when it is at peak times but will also allow GPs the opporunity to have review and commented on results.


if you are telephoning to make an appointment for a cervical smear or chronic disease review appointment please telephone the surgery after 3.00 p.m. to make these appointments.


If you need to speak to a Doctor urgently between 8am and 8.30am, 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. please telephone Tel. No. 01622 725882.


After 6.30 p.m. please telephone the free NHS 111 service. 


At weekends and Bank Holidays please telephone the free NHS 111 services


For more information on Out of Hours please go to the Out of Hours tab on the website.


You may also find the online advice site www.healthelpnow-nhs.net useful.

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