We are facing unprecedented demand on appointments due to the current pandemic, and have staff shortages both clinical and administrative. 

Please bear with us in the short term and do not seek appointments for routine matters or straightforward medication reviews.

During the COVID Pandemic how you access the surgery and see your Doctor/Nurse has changed please click here for more information. 


If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 10 days.

Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 119 if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit

COVID VACCINATIONS: If you are a healthcare worker currently working within a healthcare setting please contact us to inform us of your role so we can keep your medical records up to date.

If you need help support with domestic violence/ abuse during these unprecedented times please check here.

If you're struggling with anxiety/mental health issues during social isolation; you can contact the new 24 hour mental health emergency number:

0300 303 3972 

Please note our privacy notice has been added to during the pandemic you can check this here.


Online consultation is the best way to contact your GP whilst the social isolation measures are in place:

Please click here if you would like an online consultation.


Extended Hours Infographic

Extended Hours Clinic

doctor_examining_childIf you would like a routine appointment outside of normal surgery hours you can access the Extended Hours service. This service can offer GP appointments  in our area, after our surgery is closed, for people who have trouble getting to us in our opening hours.

These appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance. You can call book via the reception team at Handbridge Medical Centre or call the Extended Hours service direct to arrange this yourself if that is more convenient on 0300 123 7743.

The extended hour clinic also offers, nurse appointments, phlebotomy (blood test) appointments and physio appointments, please specify to the receptionist the type of appointment you require.

Opening times & venues for appointments within GP Extended Hours service are:

  • Countess of Chester Health park in the 1829 building:

Monday to Friday                          6:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday                       9:00am – 2:00pm

Bank Holidays                              10.00am – 3.00pm 

  • Ellesmere Port Cottage Hospital:

Monday to Friday                          6:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday                       9:00am – 2:00pm

Bank Holidays                              10:00am – 3:00pm 

  • Helsby Health Centre:

Monday and Tuesday                     6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday    6:30pm – 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday                        11:00pm – 6:00pm

Bank Holidays                                9:00am – 2:00pm 

  • Neston Surgery (Mellock Lane)

 Monday & Thursday                       6:30pm – 9:00pm 

  • Laurel Bank Surgery Malpas:

Monday and Thursday                     6:30pm – 8:00pm

Saturday                                        9:00am – 12 noon


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