Book or change an appointment

About Accurx

Accurx is an online service that allows you to quickly and easily access GP services. Answer a few simple questions and Accurx will get you the help you need. Accurx is only available during surgery hours.

To book an appointment:

When you get in touch, our reception team will ask what you need help with.

This will help us assess your needs and identify the most suitable doctor, nurse or health professional to help you.

Extended hours appointments

We also offer appointments during the evening and at weekends through the 7 Day GP Service. This is at the Family Surgery building at 107 Liverpool Road Birkdale. 

These appointments are available 5pm to 9pm on Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday. 

You can book these appointments in advance by calling the reception team.

About your appointment

When you contact us, we may offer you a consultation:

  • By phone
  • Face to face at the surgery
  • On a video call
  • By online consultation (PATCHS)

Our aim is to give you an appointment within 48 hours from the day on which you telephone; however, some 24 hour appointments and some same day appointments are available.

Appointments by phone, video call or online consultation can be more flexible. This means the doctor or nurse can help you sooner.

Patients may request to see a specific doctor, but in the event that your doctor of choice is unavailable, we will offer you an appointment with another GP.  You may have to book for a future appointment in order to see a specific doctor. 

If your problem is clinically urgent it would be helpful if you would explain this to the receptionist.

Important: the surgery runs on 10 minute appointments, therefore the GP may not be able to deal with multiple problems in one visit.  Please be aware the GP may ask you to re-book if there is not adequate time.

Important: if you have to cancel your appointment

Please tell us if you need to cancel your appointment and give us as much notice as possible. This means we can offer your appointment to another patient.

How to cancel your appointment

You can cancel any appointment by using the NHS App. You can also call the surgery to tell us.

If you need help with your appointment

Please tell us:

  • If there’s a specific doctor, nurse or other health professional you would prefer to see. We will do our best to organise that but it won't always be possible.
  • If you would prefer to consult with the doctor or nurse by phone, face-to-face or video call.
  • If you need an interpreter
  • If you have any other access or communication needs