Out of Hours

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group 'GP out of Hours' Service

In East Lancashire you can access a GP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Your surgery is open from 8am to 7.00pm Monday to Thursday and closes at 6.30pm on a Friday, we have same day appointments available.

When the surgery is closed, and you are too ill to wait for it to re-open, you can access help and support from the 'GP Out of Hours' service.


Appointments in Rossendale are available at the Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre:

Monday to Friday         8pm - 11pm

Saturday                       9am - 12noon & 4pm - 7pm

Sunday                          10am - 1pm & 5pm - 8pm


Outside of these times you may be offered an appointment in another area.

You can contact the out of hours provider by telephoning 111


Minor Injuries Unit
  • Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is available at the Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre (Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 7PL) 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm.  It provides treatment for patients with common injuries such as scalds, burns, cuts, stings, bites and suspected broken bones, which although not life-threatening do still need Urgent medical treatment.


  • The nearest casualty department to Whitworth Medical Centre is:
    • Fairfield General Hospital
    • Rochdale Old Road
    • Bury
    • BL9 7TD
    • Tel: 0161 624 0420
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