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Please note that the surgery will be closed on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd April 2019 for the Easter bank holiday.

If you need urgent medical attention whilst we are closed, please refer to the ‘when we are closed’ section of the website.

All patients at Garswood Surgery have been allocated a named GP. Your named GP is either;

Dr H Parr

Dr D Lawson


Dr A Newton.

Please ask at Reception if you would like more Information.


Unfortunately  the Practice cannot register patients from Billinge Surgery, at this time.  This is being constantly reviewed, but the partners do not feel that it is appropriate at this time. 

Need Urgent Dental Care?

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our helpline, available from 9am to 9:30pm everyday, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

0161 476 9651 (Local Rate)

Local dental providers offer NHS urgent dental clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, with urgent appointments for patients who need urgent treatment, advice and support on dental queries or referral to other services.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteri

a and when you call you'll be assessed by a member of our clinical team to make sure your problem come under either:

  • Trauma - this is usually caused by a blow to the face, a lost filling is not classed as a trauma.
  • Swelling of the face
  • Bleeding, uncontrolled, such as after an extraction
  • Pain that can't be controlled by pain relief medicines.

If you're given an appointment and your problem doesn't fit of the above, you'll still have to pay the NHS fee but may receive advice and not treatment.

Clinic times vary.and at busy times or when your local clinic's not available you may be offered an appointment at an alternative location.

Please not: this is an appointment only service - we do not operate a "drop in" service at any of our surgeries

Smoking Cessation

Smokefree St Helens is pleased to provide a new drop-in session offering St Helens residents/workers support to help them to quit or reduce their smoking.
For more information, please click here.

Beneficial health changes when you stop smoking

Stop smoking and the body will begin to repair the damage done almost immediately, kick-starting a series of beneficial health changes that continue for years.

Time since quittingBeneficial health changes that take place
20 minutesBlood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
8 hoursNicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.
24 hoursCarbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body.
Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
48 hoursThere is no nicotine left in the body.
Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.
72 hoursBreathing becomes easier.
Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
2 - 12 weeksCirculation improves.
3 - 9 monthsCoughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function is increased by up to 10%.
1 yearRisk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
10 yearsRisk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.
15 yearsRisk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are the physical and mental changes that occur following interruption or termination of drug use. They are normally temporary and are a product of the physical or psychological adaptation to long-term drug use, requiring a period of re-adjustment when the drug is no longer ingested. In the case of smoking, some of these are:

Withdrawal symptomDurationProportion of those trying to quit who are affected
Irritability/aggressionLess than 4 weeks50%
DepressionLess than 4 weeks60%
RestlessnessLess than 4 weeks60%
Poor concentrationLess than 2 weeks60%
Increased appetiteGreater than 10 weeks70%
Light-headednessLess than 48 hours10%
Night-time awakeningsLess than 1 week25%
CravingGreater than 2 weeks70%

Want to find out more?

There are many websites which you can visit which can inform about the dangers of smoking and about the support available to people who want to quit. Below are a sample some useful websites – just click the links to find out more…

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