Opening Hours

Slag Lane Medical Centre

Day Opening hours
Thursday 18 July
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 19 July
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 20 July
Closed
Sunday 21 July
Closed
Monday 22 July
8am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 23 July
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 24 July
8am to 6:30pm

Extended Hours

The Practice has access to various appointments outside of our normal opening times though these appointments are based off site;  the appointments are resultant of the Practice funding additional out of hour appointments via Wigan GP Alliance Service for your convenience.  The most local sites where you can be seen are at Kidglove House, Golborne and Ashton Medical Centre - please ask Reception staff for details of these out of hours appointments.  Details can also be gained by telephoning Wigan GP Alliance Service on 01942 482848.  Please note that it will not necessarily be your registered GP who you will see at these off site appointments but you will be offered an appropriately qualified Clinician, dependent upon the problem for which you are seeking help - please see further details below for other sessions held at the GP Alliance Hubs over week-end and Bank Holiday periods.

GP Alliance Hubs

When the surgery is closed patients registered with the Practice have other alternative ways of seeking medical attention via Wigan GP Alliance Service;  the GP Alliance Service appointment sessions are managed by local GPs (though not necessarily your own GP) and are open Monday to Friday 18:30 to 20:00hrs, Wednesday afternoon 13:00 to 18:30hrs and Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 16:00hrs.  Appointmentse are operated on a pre-bookable appointment basis  (appointment booking line is open 09:30 until 19:15 weekdays and 09:30 to 15:15 at weekends, telephone number 01942 482848).

When We Are Closed

If you require medical advice whilst surgery is closed telephone the surgery on 01942 807600 to gain details of out of hour cover or ring NHS 111 Call Centre by dialling the numbers 111 on your telephone handset to gain medical advice/guidance. 

You can also ring 01942 482848 to ask for a pre-bookable appointment at one of the Wigan GP Alliance Hubs.  The GP Alliance Hubs are managed by local GPs (though not necessarily your own GP) and are open Wednesday afternoon 13.00 to 18.30 hrs and Monday to Friday 18:30 to 20:00 and Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 16:00 (please note appointment booking line is open 10:00 until 19:15 weekdays and 09:30 to 15:15 at weekends). This Service is funded by your own GP and you should feel free to use it.

The Wigan GP Alliance Hubs are based at various sites across the Wigan Borough; full postal address details/directions on how to get to the Hub of your choice will be given to you by the appointment booking personnel at the time of making your appointment. 

NHS 111 Online

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.

Walk-in Centre

Leigh NHS Walk-In-Centre  offers fast and convenient access to advice, information and treatment by experienced nurses. The centre offers treatment for minor illnesses and injuries including:

  • Sore throats or flu-like symptoms
  • Infections or rashes
  • Viral illnesses
  • Minor burns, cuts or wounds
  • Fractures, sprains and x-rays of upper/lower limbs
  • Eye problems
  • Minor head injuries

The Walk-In-Centre is provided by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust and is designed to complement hospital and GP services. The centre is open between 7am and 9pm, 365 days a year. No appointment is necessary.  Leigh Walk-In Centre is located within Leigh Health Centre, (Leigh Infirmary), The Avenue, Leigh,WN7 1HR.  Contact the Walk In Centre on: 01942 483453 or via Wigan Infirmary Switchboard, telephone number 01942 244000 or  look on the Walk-In Centre website for further details https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/hospitals/leigh_walkin_centre.aspx.

Accident and Emergency Department situated at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2NN via telephone number 01942 244000 or Warrington General Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington, telephone number 01925 635911 (attendance at Accident & Emergency should only be in cases of life threatening situations).

A & E Departments, NHS 111 and the Practice Out-of-hours service are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor via one of these Services and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999