116- 118 The Concourse , Skelmersdale, West Lancashire WN8 6LJ 01695 588 640

Welcome to Skelmersdale NHS Walk-in Centre

We treat minor illnesses and injuries in children and adults.

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Patients do not have to be registered to see a GP or nurse at the Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre. We can help people with busy lifestyles that need access to flexible and convenient health services and may have difficulty accessing a convenient appointment at their registered practice.

We can also help patients who may not be registered with a GP practice who might normally attend Accident and Emergency (A&E) for treatment which could be provided by a GP or nurse.

The following services are available to patients who would like to see visit the Centre

  • Abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea;
  • Acute wound care, dressings, wound closure and suturing;
  • Allergies, hay fever, bites and stings;
  • Breathing problems;
  • Coughs, colds, virus and flu-like symptoms;
  • Emergency contraception;
  • Independent nurse prescribing in line with joint formulary and other local prescribing policies, including administration or prescribing of medicines using ‘Patient Group Directives’ or extended formulary for nurses;
  • Minor genitourinary problems for men and women;
  • Minor injuries;
  • Muscle and joint injuries – strains and sprains;
  • Nose, throat, ear and eye symptoms;
  • Providing information on local NHS services, social services and other local statutory and voluntary services;
  • Skin complaints – rashes, sunburn, head lice;
  • Using patient contact time to provide information on staying health for example exercise, healthy eating and smoking cessation

Out of hours care

If you need urgent medical care when the centre is closed, you should telephone NHS 111

  • Symptoms will be assessed over the telephone
  • You will be given appropriate advice and treatment
  • If you need to see a doctor you will be given an appointment at a local clinic and/or
  • Home visits may be offered

NHS 111 operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free from a landline and a mobile.

Accident and Emergency / 999

If anyone experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to the nearest Accident and Emergency department or call 999. Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Out of hours care

If you need urgent medical care when the centre is closed, you should telephone NHS 111

  • Symptoms will be assessed over the telephone
  • You will be given appropriate advice and treatment
  • If you need to see a doctor you will be given an appointment at a local clinic and/or
  • Home visits may be offered

NHS 111 operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free from a landline and a mobile.

Accident and Emergency / 999

If anyone experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to the nearest Accident and Emergency department or call 999. Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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I was treated with great care and understanding. The care I received was second to none; everyone was so lovely.

Sapphire Ward, Gravesham Hospital