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Please note that the surgery will be closed on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd April 2019 for the Easter bank holiday.

If you need urgent medical attention whilst we are closed, please refer to the ‘when we are closed’ section of the website.

All patients at Garswood Surgery have been allocated a named GP. Your named GP is either;

Dr H Parr

Dr D Lawson


Dr A Newton.

Please ask at Reception if you would like more Information.


Unfortunately  the Practice cannot register patients from Billinge Surgery, at this time.  This is being constantly reviewed, but the partners do not feel that it is appropriate at this time. 

Need Urgent Dental Care?

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our helpline, available from 9am to 9:30pm everyday, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

0161 476 9651 (Local Rate)

Local dental providers offer NHS urgent dental clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, with urgent appointments for patients who need urgent treatment, advice and support on dental queries or referral to other services.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteri

a and when you call you'll be assessed by a member of our clinical team to make sure your problem come under either:

  • Trauma - this is usually caused by a blow to the face, a lost filling is not classed as a trauma.
  • Swelling of the face
  • Bleeding, uncontrolled, such as after an extraction
  • Pain that can't be controlled by pain relief medicines.

If you're given an appointment and your problem doesn't fit of the above, you'll still have to pay the NHS fee but may receive advice and not treatment.

Clinic times vary.and at busy times or when your local clinic's not available you may be offered an appointment at an alternative location.

Please not: this is an appointment only service - we do not operate a "drop in" service at any of our surgeries

Attached Staff

Community Midwives

The ante-natal clinic is held in at Garswood Primary Care Centre from 9am every Tuesday morning by appointment only. Our Midwife runs the clinic and works closely with the doctors to provide quality antenatal and postnatal care.

For further information about ante-natal and post-natal services please click here.

Community Nurses

We are proud of our strong team of district nurses who work with us in the community. They have excellent communication links with the GPs enabling them to deliver a professional, efficient and effective service. They provide a high standard of nursing care for those patients needing various high level clinical treatment within their own environments. 

The St Helens team can be contacted as follows:

• 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Tel: 01744 884036
• 4:30 pm – 8:30 am Tel: 0151 290 2030
• Bank holidays Tel: 01744 22002

The Wigan team can be contacted as follows:

• 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Tel: 01942 775234

Alternatively ask the GP receptionist. 

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors can offer advice on caring for children, special needs, benefits, relationship problems and counselling relating to children aged 0 - 19. Child Development checks are also carried out at regular intervals. 

The practice holds a well-baby clinic on Monday afternoons between 1.30pm-3pm. This is held on the 1st floor of the building.

The Health Visitors carry out the babies 6 week post natal check on Wednesday afternoons. This is an appointment only service. The Health Visitors send these appointments out directly to the baby’s parent/guardian. 

If you have queries regarding bed wetting, constipation, temper tantrums, etc., you can contact your health visitors to discuss this on 01744 750401.

Phlebotomist (Blood-Taking Nurse)

Our Community Phlebotomist holds a drop-in phlebotomy clinic every Monday morning from 9am – 10:45am. You do not need to be registered as a patient of Garswood Surgery to attend this clinic. If you are not registered with Garswood Surgery, please ensure that you bring your Blood Form with your to this clinic. If you are registered with Garswood Surgery, you can collect your blood form from reception before you have your bloods taken.

Our Health Care Assistant, Julie, also offers an in-house phlebotomy service, by appointment only. This service is exclusive to our own patients, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Bloods have to be taken in the mornings at the surgery, as they need to be sent to the laboratories in the early afternoon to ensure that the samples are sufficient. If you cannot attend for bloods in the mornings, please ask at reception about other facilities that offer afternoon appointments/drop-ins

Please note: Health Care Assistants are not nurses. They are staff who have undergone specific health care training and are accredited to work strictly to specific guidelines and protocols which have been devised and approved by the doctors. They are unable to answer queries outside of their remit.

Smoking Cessation Advisor

The smoking cessation advis

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