Covid-19 Out of Hours News

Kepple Lane, Garstang, Preston, PR3 1PB

Tel: 01995 607399

Contact Details


Garstang Medical Practice
Acute Emergency   999
Appointments/Visits   01995 607399 (select option 1 for the surgery)
Repeat Prescriptions Line (24 hr)   01995 607399 (select option 1 for the surgery)
Kepple Lane Dispensary   01995 607399 (select option 2 for the pharmacy)
Out of Hours 1-6.30pm Thurs (Go To Doc)   0161 336 5958
NHS Direct Advice Line and Out of Hours after 6.30pm and at the weekend   111
General Help
Community Services   01995 607350
Social Services
Lancashire Adult Social Care (safeguarding self neglect)
  01253 477592
0300 123 6721
Primary Care Support Services   01772 221444
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service  

01253 955588 (Blackpool)
01772 522972 (Preston)

Smoking Cessation Service


0808 1962 638

Emergency Dental Services   0300 123 4010
Primary Care   111
Frank   0300 123 6600
Samaritans   116 123

Age UK 

Age UK Hospital Aftercare Service


01524 387849

01253 955282

Lancashire Carers Support Service  

0345 688 7113

Togetherall - Mental Health Support


0203 691 1955

Royal Preston Hospital   01772 716565
Royal Lancaster Infirmary   01524 65944
Blackpool Victoria Hospital   01253 300000
Family Planning Clinics
Blackpool: Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive.   01253 957 171
Sexual Health Services: Family Planning Clinics (various locations including Lancaster)   0300 1234 154 (option 3)
Preston - Various locations   01772 401140
Abortion Services    
Marie Stopes UK (Self referral) 24 hours 7 days   0345 300 8090
    Marie Stopes Website

External Advice

Listening service available 24hr   116 123
    Samaritans Email
    Samaritans Website
Whatever your worry, it's better out than in.   0800 1111                         

Addiction Advice

Information, help & advice on any drug related issue   0300 123 6600 (call free)
    Frank Website
NHS Smokefree
Support on how to stop smoking   0808 1962 638

NHS Smokefree Website


Local Services

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N-Vision - Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Society for the Blind Clinic

N-Vision aim to provide holistic support to people living with sight loss; including general advice, provision of audio services like books and newspapers, referral to rehabilitation officers if necessary and running low vision clinics where they are able to prescribe aids such as magnifiers. Please contact 01253 362696.

Care and Repair

Did you know that Wyre Borough Council offer this service to all residents of Wyre and Fylde aged over 60 or anybody with a disability? This is a free service offering advice on a whole range of household repairs or adaptations. They can also supply a Handy Person (for which there is a small charge) to help with tasks such as changing light bulbs, fitting smoke alarms, fixing trip hazards, installing key safes etc.  For more information please telephone 01253 887569 or visit the website

Citizens Advice additional out of hours Adviceline support for Wyre residents

Funded by Wyre Council, Citizens Advice Lancashire West is launching additional extended hours Adviceline support for Wyre residents.

Given the additional needs presenting within the community due to the pandemic, residents are now able to contact our new local Extended Hours service with the lines being open 4.30 - 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am - 1pm Saturday and Sunday.

We can help with issues around benefits, housing and relationships. We also offer debt support, help if you are struggling to pay your energy bills and can make referrals to local food banks. We can also refer you to Wyre Council for help with assisted bin collections, council tax support, discretionary housing payments and any other council related issues.

Local residents can call 01253 775196 and speak to someone who can help them access the right help and be directed to the most relevant organisation.

Single Point of Contact for Advocacy in Lancashire

Single Point of Contact for Advocacy in Lancashire is an independent, free and confidential service. Advocacy exists to support people to take action by empowering them to speak up for themselves, their rights and wishes, in order to obtain the services they need and so improving their quality of life.

Single Point of Contact for Advocacy in Lancashire work across the county as part of Carers Lancashire providing support and information to Adult Carers (18+) and specialist support to Carers of Adults (16+) with a Mental Health Condition.
For more information please telephone 033 000 222 00 or visit their website.


Diabetes Education and Self-Management courses are available for ongoing and newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics. Courses often available at Garstang Medical Centre.

Lancashire Carers Service

Lancashire Carers Service offer a wide range of support to anyone looking after a family member or friend. If you would like to register as a Carer via the surgery, or find out more information, you can also read more on our Carers Support page or contact Reception to request a Carers Pack.

Heartbeat North West Cardiac Care

Heartbeat is a Lancashire based charity who aims to contribute to a reduction in cardiovascular disease, founded in 1978.

Situated in Preston, the charity provides a range of workshops, advice, clinical testing, rehabilitation, education and support to young people and adults across the region that have existing heart problems or at a risk of developing.

Heartbeat is an independent charity that is funded solely from donations and fundraising, it works alongside other charities such as The British Heart Foundation to deliver the best possible service to its participants.

To access their support you can be referred by a clinician or self-refer if you fit under their criteria explained on their website.

Self referal form

Cancer Help Preston (Croston House, Garstang)

Croston House is situated on Croston Road in Garstang and accepts referrals from the local community (both self referrals and from health care professionals). Croston House is the Garstang site of the charity Cancer Help Preston (their other site is Vine House in Preston). Croston House is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

They offer support to:

  • People diagnosed with cancer - at any stage of their cancer journey
  • Carers of those diagnosed with cancer
  • People bereaved by a cancer death

Creative Calm Workshops

"Creative Calm" is a social group focused on using creativity to help those trying to cope with mental health issues/ those struggling with the impact Covid has had on isolation/ work related stress etc.

Creative Calm was previously hosted within the surgery but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently unable to accommodate. Thankfully Diane has kindly managed to host it elsewhere in order for our patients to attend again.

The group meets every Wednesday from 10am-1pm in Churchtown to do something art and craft related. No experience or artistic ability is required . Numbers are strictly limited due to Covid and room space but everyone is welcome to join when there is space.

Places must be confirmed before attendance to ensure Covid safety.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested please contact Diane for more details.


Mobile: 07974 119059

Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall)

This free online mental health resource for people living with depression and other conditions is now available across the whole of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde. Togetherall provides a clinically safe and anonymous online community providing peer to peer support, personal assessments and self-help courses for those who need it.