Opening Hours

Whittaker Lane Medical Centre

08:00 - 18:30
Thu 11 Aug
08:00 - 18:30
Fri 12 Aug
08:00 - 18:30
Sat 13 Aug
Sun 14 Aug
Mon 15 Aug
08:00 - 18:30
Tue 16 Aug
08:00 - 18:30
Patient Notice Lunchtime call cover from 12.30pm - 1.30pm daily


** From 1st April 2021 the Practice will no longer be running an extended hours surgery on a Tuesday evening. However there is an Extended Working Hours Service, please see below **


Extended Working Hours Service

The service runs 7 days and is available to all Patients registered with a GP Practice in Bury.  This provides convenient access to Patients who find attending their GP during regular working hours difficult and can be booked through their own Practice. 

The service venues are:

  • Moorgate Primary Care Centre;
  • Radcliffe Primary Care Centre;
  • Fairfax Medical Centre#

The new service is a clinic based service only and home visits are not available

Hours of Opening:

  • Monday-Friday 6.30pm–8pm
  • Saturday/Sunday & Bank Holidays 8am-6pm

Booking options:

  • Telephone the Practice in core hours only Monday-Friday
  • Direct booking with the service Saturday/Sunday and Bank Holidays via the GP Practice number

Clinical staff available:

  • GP at each site;
  • Practice Nurse appointments available at each site Saturdays

When We Are Closed

If you need to see a doctor urgently when the surgery is closed please phone 0161 763 4242 and follow the instructions. You will be put through to BARDOC who provides the ‘out-of-hours’ service. They will pass a message to the doctor on duty who may phone you to assess your problem. You might be asked to attend the out-of-hours clinic, or receive a home visit.

The nearest NHS walk-in centre is located at Prestwich. NHS walk-in centres provide advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses and injuries.

(N.B. Prestwich walk-in centre is currently closed as is continues to be a COVID vaccination hub)

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

You can also call 111 or visit to get medical fast where it is not an emergency.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. 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.