26-30 Hartington Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5SL

Appointments

All consultations are by appointment and can be booked in person at reception (normally in non-Covid times) or by calling 01229 402900. Our receptionists will ask you some questions to help direct you to the most suitable clinician.
We offer a wide variety of appointments.

routine appointments
Routine appointments can be booked up to several weeks ahead for those matters which are non-urgent or which are already being treated by a doctor, but need to be reviewed. If you wish to book a routine appointment please try to ring after 10am to ease pressure on the telephone lines.
online booking

You can also use online appointment systems like Patient Access and MyGP to book routine appointments up to several weeks ahead for those matters which are non-urgent or which are already being treated by a doctor, but need to be reviewed. Please visit our ‘Online Services’ page for more information.

telephone appointments
The doctors also offer telephone appointments and advice. This can be helpful if you wish to discuss a problem that may not require you to attend the surgery or if you are unsure whether something is important. Telephone Surgeries run between 09:00 to 09:45 & 16:00 to 16:45, Monday to Friday, except Thursday afternoons.
cancellations
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
getting through on the telephone
We would like to acknowledge the difficulty which patients are finding in contacting us first thing in the morning. We recognise the frustration that this does cause and also appreciate how this could be very worrying if you are ill and unable to get through. This is one reason why online booking is so important as it will enable patients who need to be seen for routine matters to book appointments at a time convenient to them. This will take some of the pressure off the telephone service. So we would ask if you need to ring us about a non-urgent matter or for a result, would you please do so after 10am. We are open until 18:30 and the number of calls coming in to us, drops dramatically after the first quarter hour and each similar period after that.

out of hours consultations

If you have an urgent medical problem and not sure what to do

You can get help from NHS 111 by dialling 111 or visiting 111.nhs.uk.
For hearing-impaired users please call (Typetalk) 18001 111.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained advisor. They will then direct you to the relevant healthcare professional. For more information, visit the NHS 111 online website.

in a genuine emergency please call 999

Chest pains and/or shortness of breath/significant bleeding constitute an emergency.

South Cumbria Extended Access Service

Contact Details

The Family Practice Barrow
26-30 Hartington Street,
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 5SL
T : 01229 402900

Practice hours

Monday           8:00 – 18:30
Tuesday          8:00 – 20:30
Wednesday    8:00 – 18:30
Thursday         8:00 – 18:30
Friday               8:00 – 18:30

When we are closed

Outside of normal surgery hours, emergency cover is provided by ‘NHS 111’ by dialling 111.

For hearing-impaired users please call (Typetalk) 18001 111.

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