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Opening Times

Typical Opening Times

Day Times surgery and phone lines open (excluding bank holidays) Additional Provision (see explanation below for more details)
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Extended Hours
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Local Care Direct
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Local Care Direct
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Local Care Direct
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Local Care Direct
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  

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.

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 ICB have given us the following list of dates when this will happen.

  • Tuesday 20th August 2024
  • Tuesday 17th September 2024
  • Tuesday 15th October 2024
  • Tuesday 19th November 2024
  • Tuesday 3rd December 2024
  • Tuesday 28th January 2025
  • Tuesday 18th February 2025
  • Tuesday 18th March 2025

Local Care Direct

Between 6.00pm-6.30pm Monday to Friday, this practice is covered by Local Care Direct which is staffed by local GPs and nurses. They can provide urgent medical care or advice when the practice is closed. If you need to call them, phone 111.

When we are closed

Link to NHS 111 Website

For urgent problems outside normal surgery hours please call 111.

At night or on a weekend please call the NHS 111 Service on 111 calls to this number are free from landlines and mobiles. This service will advise on the best course of action which may include booking you an appointment or arranging a visit from a GP outside our opening hours, although this will not be your usual GP.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999.

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

Further information about our appointments can be found by clicking here.