Opening Hours

Birchwood Medical Practice

Sun 26 Sep
Mon 27 Sep
08:00 - 18:30
Tue 28 Sep
08:00 - 18:30
Wed 29 Sep
07:00 - 18:30
Thu 30 Sep
08:00 - 20:00
Fri 1 Oct
08:00 - 18:30

Extended Practice Hours

The Practice offers routine appointments for the doctor, nurse and phlebotomist outside our core hours:

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 08:00 doctor (routine appointments) and phlebotomist (blood taking).
  • Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 doctor and practice nurse routine appointments

When We Are Closed

The medical practice is closed between 18:30 - 08:00 weekdays and all day weekends and public holidays.

The clinicians will have protected training one afternoon a month (third Tuesday) during the following months, January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.  The reception office will remain open for enquiries, appointments and prescription collection unless staff training is being held.

Should you require a doctor for urgent medical advice or assessment you will be directed with a telephone number to the GP cover service.

Patients can also call NHS 111 for the out of hours service and medical advice.


You can obtain advice on common complaints from any pharmacist; they will also give you advice on your medication and how to take it.   Common complaints will include: indigestion, heart burn, tummy upset, diarrhoea, constipation, sore throat, headache, earache, temperature, nasal congestion, hay fever, head lice, thrush, unprotected sexual intercourse.

Telephone 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call '111' to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.