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Need a doctor’s appointment? It’s now easier to see a GP near where you live.

Recent changes mean that Greater Manchester can offer more out-of-hours GP appointments throughout the winter. So wherever you live in the region, you’ll be able to get an evening or weekend appointment with a doctor or health professional in your local area.

Specific hours, and the way to book appointments, vary across the region. Click on the map or menu to find out more about extended GP opening hours in your borough (you’ll be directed to your local NHS website).


Bugs and viruses spread fast – and can be dangerous for some. So make sure you protect yourself and those around you this winter.

Try your local pharmacy first if you’re feeling under the weather; they’re your fastest route to help and advice

Keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home, and take all medicines that are prescribed to you

Keep warm and eat well to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems – cold weather can be harmful, so heat your home to at least 18°C

Look out for family, friends and neighbours who may be more at risk over winter

Book a free flu jab if you’re a carer, over the age of 65, pregnant, have a long-term health condition like asthma or diabetes, or have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40
- Toddlers aged 2 or 3 can get a free nasal flu vaccination at their GP surgery
- Children (from reception up to year five) can get a nasal vaccination at school, with the consent of a parent

Unless it’s a 999 emergency, you can get urgent medical advice at 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111