Earle Road Medical Centre

Welcome to your practice website...

Earle Road Medical Centre would like to welcome you to the surgery's website, which aims to provide you with a convenient way of finding out Practice news and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It contains complete information about all the services we offer. It also details how the Practice is organised and introduces our Doctors, other Medical and Administrative staff and describes their various responsibilities.

Latest News:

- Shingles Vaccination: Anyone in their 70's born after 01/09/1942 who have not previously received a Shingles Vaccination is eligible and should contact the Practice to make an appointment with a Nurse or Health Care Assistant.

- NHS Health Check: Men and Women aged 40-74 are eligible for a general check up in order to discuss diet, exercise and avoid chronic illnesses such as Diabetes and Hypertension. Ring the Practice to book an appointment with the Health Care Assistant.

- Missed Appointments costing the NHS £200m each year: NHS England urged people who could not attend to cancel their appointments. With each appointment slot costing the NHS an average of £30, the cost of the missed GP appointments comes to about £216m a year.

In our Practice from 01/01/2019 to 28/06/2019 we have had 882 wasted appointments. All of which could've been cancelled and made available for another Patient. 

- As of September 2018 you can NOT order Prescriptions by phoning the Pharmacy: In order to save money NHS England have stopped Pharmacies accepting telephone requests for repeat medications. You can order your prescription by dropping the prescription slip into the surgery or posting it or by registering for our online service. Electronic Prescriptions will still be sent to your chosen Pharmacy to cut down waiting times.


Opening Hours

Monday 8.00am - 6.30pm* Switchboard opens at 8am
Tuesday 8.00am - 6.30pm* Switchboard opens at 8am
Wednesday 8.00am - 8.30pm*   Switchboard opens at 8am 
Thursday 8.00am - 6.30pm* Switchboard opens at 8am
Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm* Switchboard opens at 8am
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  

* Except Bank/ Public Holidays.

Please note: A late night surgery is held on a Wednesday evening until 8.30pm. Evening surgery is by appointment only.  

Book-On-Day Appointments

Monday-Friday the surgery has a certain number of Doctor appointments that can be booked on the day by ringing at 8:00am or coming down to the surgery at 7:55am.

DO NOT phone the surgery before 8:00am. The phones will not be switched over and Receptionists cannot answer your call. These appointments are first-come-first-serve and you are not guaranteed an appointment by ringing in the morning - due to the amount of calls we receive.

You are also not guaranteed to see the Doctor of your choosing as these are Emergency appointments.  

Accessing your GP

You can book an appointment in advance by telephone or by calling into the Practice or book appointments online - you will have to come into the Practice and provide Photo ID (Bus Pass/Passport/Drivers Licence). We will always try to offer you an appointment on the day you request but it may not always be possible.

Extended Access

From 1st October the new Extended Access Service will be provided to Patients of Liverpool GP Practices, the Service will be operated by Urgent Care 24 (UC24). The service is designed to benefit Patients by providing access to GP services everyday including Weekends and Evenings.

UC24 will offer:

  • A telephone assessment service from 9:00am-6:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Pre-bookable and same day face-to-face appointments at the number of sites across the city between 4:00pm-9:00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Pre-bookable face-to-face appointments on Saturdays and Sundays at a number of sites across the city.

Out Of Hours (OOH)

Even after Surgery hours, medical care is still available to you 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Please ring the NHS 111 Service; this is the Medical Emergency Helpline, the call operator will take the relevant details and an assessment will be made, should you require an appointment this will be arranged by the medical deputising service at a Primary Care Centre close to your location. The NHS 111 Service is Free to call on Landline and Mobile.

The NHS 111 Service may off you telephone advice, ask you to visit their 'Out of Hours Centre' or if medically indicated visit you at home. Details of any contact with them are forwarded to us within 24 hours.

For further details please see our Out Of Hours Support Information Page or Click Here for more information.

Out Of Hours (OOH) Information

There are many ways you can access health care Out Of Hours. They include:

  • Liverpool Community Health Walk-In Centres
  • NHS 111 Service
  • Pharmacy (Care of the Chemist)
  • Accident and Emergency (A&E) or 999 (Chest Pain / Stroke Etc.)

Liverpool Community Health Walk-In Centres

A large proportion of admissions to A&E are unnecessary and could be seen and treated at a Walk-In Centres Across Liverpool. This not only eases pressure on the overburdened Accident and Emergency Units, it prevents Patients waiting for hours unnecessarily for simple treatment and advice which can be accessed easily at Walk-In Centres.

Walk-In Centres should be your first stop for all Patients experiencing; minor infections and rashes, stomach upsets, superficial cuts and bruises, strains and sprains, coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms. They are also able to treat a host of other illnesses, so if you have any questions about whether you should attend the Walk-In Centre please call NHS 111 Service.

The most common reasons for avoidable A&E attendances are:

  • Coughs and breathing problems.
  • Eye infections such as conjunctivitis.
  • Musculoskeletal Problems such as Back Pain.

Stomach upsets including Vomiting and Diarrhoea in Adults or Children/Babies.

Please bare in mind that this intended as guide only and if you are unsure please do not hesitate to call the NHS 111 Service.

For the nearest Walk-In Centres and further information Click Here.

**Closed on Christmas Day

NHS 111 Service

This offers free expert health information and advice 24/7, 365 days a year. Calls are free from Landlines and Mobile phones and can be contacted on 111 or you can visit their website at: www.nhs.uk/111

for deaf people and those hard of hearing, telephone services are available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language, you can choose to use a confidential translation service.

Accident & Emergencies / 999

Whatever the time or day, if you or someone else is experiencing severe Chest Pain, Acute Blood Loss or Suspected Broken Bones, you should go to the nearest Accident & Emergency Department or call 999.

The nearest A&E to the Practice is the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Smithdown Children's Walk-In Centre is also Available if you suspect Broken Bones in a Child.

Contact Us

Earle Road Medical Centre
131 Earle Road
L7 6HD

Tel: 0151 733 7172
Fax: 0151 733 2763

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