Appointments with doctors and nurses can be booked Monday to Friday, including a late session each Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm Alternatively, ‘open surgery’ is also available each day from Monday to Friday. You do not need to phone for an appointment - ‘open surgery’ means you can just call in between 8.30am and 10am and you will be seen by a doctor on a first-come, first-served basis. During busy periods you may have to wait some time.

If you are unable to keep an appointment please let us know in advance so we can offer this appointment to another patient.

Call: 0151 722 1803

To improve communication and reduce missed appointments Rutherford Medical Centre will provide a free patient text messaging service to send out appointment reminders. This is an additional service and reminders may not be sent on all occasions. The practice would like to thank all patients who advise us if they wish to cancel their appointment or may be late. Please ensure we have your up to date mobile phone number to receive a reminder. If you wish to "opt out" of this service please advise our receptionist.


Named GP Statement

All our patients have a named GP click here for more details

The NHS comes under increased pressure during winter, with the arrival of cold weather triggering or worsening some illnesses, meaning that health services are more in demand.

Rutherford Medical Centre will provide additional doctor appointments each week from November – March to deal with the extra strain on services during the winter months.


To register either apply online or download an Application Form and bring or post to the surgery.

Surgery Hours

If you need to contact a Doctor out of hours and it is not a medical emergency, please dial 111 or alternatively you can go online at This service is provided from 6.30pm each evening until 8am the following working day and also operates at weekends and on all bank/ public holidays. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.

Monday to Friday

8:30am - 6.30pm
 Monday to Friday
Closed one Wednesday afternoon per month (usually fourth Wednesday) from 1pm for training.

Surgery telephone access
Monday to Friday
8am to 6.30pm


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