Need a weekend or evening appointment? The GP Extra service is designed to provide patients with appointments outside core general practice hours for routine care and is available:

  • Monday to Friday: 6.30pm – 9pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 9am – 3.30pm
  • Bank Holidays: Limited appointments

You can make an appointment for a:

  • GP
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse

To book an appointment, speak to your GP practice receptionist.  At the weekend, you can book an appointment directly with the service by phoning: Runcorn 01928 593 078 or Widnes 0151 495 5479. The phone line is operational from 9am to 3.30pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Widnes GP Extra clinics are based at: Widnes Healthcare Resource Centre, Caldwell Road, Widnes. WA8 7GD

Runcorn GP Extra clinics are based at: Heath Road Medical Centre, 78 Heath Road Crescent, Runcorn. WA7 5TJ

Have you visited your GP practice website recently? All GP practices in Halton now offer patients the opportunity to get in touch with the practice via an online triage tool.

eConsult offers patients whose symptoms are not medically urgent a wide range of self-help information including symptom checkers and useful videos. It also signposts to other local health services such as pharmacies and NHS 111.

In many cases, eConsult can be used as an alternative to a traditional GP appointment or telephone consultation. Where a face-to-face appointment is required, consultations are more focused and efficient as GPs already have information about the patient’s complaint.