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Extended Access Appointments & Extended Hours Appointments

Weekend and Evening Appointments

CCGs are required by NHS England to provide extended access to GP services, including at evenings and weekends, for their population.

On 1st October 2018, phase one of the Improving Access to General Practice service began introducing 7 day access to GP services in St Helens with pre-bookable appointments outside normal surgery hours.

On Monday 26th November 2018, phase 2 of the service began which increased the number of locations offering appointments outside of normal surgery hours to three, with the fourth location preparing to go live in January 2019.

This service increases residents’ access to routine GP and Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) appointments on evenings and weekends.  Appointments are pre-bookable by your registered GP practice.

However, the appointments will not be with your regular GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner and will be at ‘hubs’ across St Helens with a GP or ANP who will have access to the same health records as your regular GP.

When and where are appointments available?

Rainhill Clinic, View Road, Rainhill, L35 0LE

Monday to Friday 5pm – 9pm

Millennium Centre, Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1HJ

Monday to Friday 5.30pm – 9pm

Saturday 8pm – 3pm

Sunday 8am – 12pm

Woodside Health Centre, Woodside Road, Haydock, WA11 0NA

Saturday 9am to 12pm

Sunday 9am to 12pm

How do I access these services?

All patients registered with a St Helens GP will be able to book appointments with their local extended access service by contacting their own registered GP practice.

For more information, visit this CCG page.



Extended Hours Appointments

Rainhill Village Surgery are pleased to announce that from 1st July 2019, extra appointments will be offered to patients in our practice through extended hours.

Rainhill Village Surgery will be offering the following appointments on a weekly basis:

Tuesday: 7:45pm, 8:00pm

Friday: 8:00pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm, 9:00pm, 9:15pm

Saturday: 11:00am, 11:15am, 11:30am, 11:45am

Sunday: 9:00am, 9:15am

 The appointments will be held at Mill Street Medical Centre and Rainhill Village Surgery during the week and Bowery Medical Centre at weekends.


The service is being delivered by St Helens Rota.


Between 08:00-18:30 (Mon-Fri) you can contact the surgery for an appointment on this service or alternatively ring Rota directly on 01744 673815 who can book an appointment for you.



















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