Opening Times

Typical Opening Times

Visual overview of surgery opening times

The normal surgery opening times are 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday. During these opening times we offer our full complement of medical services, usually via pre-booked appointments. In addition to this, between the hours of 6pm and 6:20pm, the receptionist is also available to speak to on the phone.

The surgery also offers extended opening hours on a Monday. During these hours all calls into the surgery are handled by the out-of-hours service, but we offer extra pre-booked appointments with a doctor and with a nurse. The extra doctor's appointments are between the hours of 6pm and 8:15pm. The extra appointments with the practice nurse are between the hours of 6pm and 8pm.

Subject to availability, patients can also see a local GP, Physio and Phlebotomist (blood taker) for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends. These are held a various hubs throughout Huddersfield.

Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays and Sundays between 8.45am and 5.15pm. GP, Physio and Phlebotomy appointments are available for any Greater Huddersfield patient in the Primary Care Centre hub at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and some physio appointments are available at other sites as well.

You can book an evening or weekend hub appointment by ringing the practice. If you need to book an appointment when the practice is closed then you can ring the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours and they will book an appointment for you if appropriate.

Non-typical opening times

The surgery is also closed on all public bank holidays.

In a week when we are closed for a bank holiday we will offer our extended opening service on other days. Please ask the receptionist for further information.

Half-Day closures

Along with most practices in the Huddersfield area, Shepley surgery will close from 1pm on one afternoon each month for staff training and clinical governance. During the time that we are closed, all requests for immediate care will be received by the out of hours service, which can be accessed by phoning 111.

The C.C.G. have given us the following list of dates when this will happen.

  • Tuesday 19th February 2019
  • Tuesday 19th March 2019
  • Tuesday 16th April 2019
  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Tuesday 18th June 2019
  • Tuesday 16th July 2019
  • Tuesday 20th August 2019
  • Tuesday 17th September 2019
  • Tuesday 15th October 2019
  • Tuesday 19st November 2019
  • Tuesday 17th December 2019

When we are closed

Link to NHS 111 Website

For urgent problems outside normal surgery hours please call 111.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999.

Chest pains, strokes and / or shortness of breath all constitute an emergency.

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