GP out of hours services

NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working with PDS Medical Ltd as an interim provider for the GP Out of Hours (OOH) service at the Queen Victoria and Royal Lancaster Infirmary sites with effect from 1st April 2016. The contract with the existing provider, Virgin Healthcare Ltd. ceases on the 31st March 2016 and the CCG are working with an interim provider whilst the strategy for out of hospital care is further developed.

For patients, the OOH service will remain exactly the same providing care with the same contact details and location. The service will continue to operate 365 days a year, Monday to Friday between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.00am and on Saturday and Sunday, on Bank Holidays it operates 24 hours a day.