Wigan GP Alliance provide cytology (smear) appointments every weekend from 10:00 – 16:00. The sessions are held at either Ashton Medical Practice or Pennygate Medical Centre. Please call 01942 482848 … [continue] Smear Clinics at weekends
The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in … [continue] Zero Tolerance
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR) – Data Collection NHS Digital have recently announced it is setting up a new primary care data collection service which has been deferred … [continue] Patient Data Collection changes
Please find attached two documents covering the updates to the maternity services on who and when patients can take a partner or supporter. The first (Maternity Services March 2021) highlights … [continue] Maternity Services – Updated Covid Advice
Please find below advice from NHS Greater Manchester & North West Ambulance Service Accident and Emergency departments are incredibly busy at the moment and need to be kept for emergencies … [continue] Update on ambulances & urgent care
Video consultations NHS have provided support to primary care in delivering video consultations, please click the link for a visual resource, intended to support patients and staff in the use … [continue] Use of video consultations
Guidance for patients requesting exemption letters Some patients might be anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. These have been required … [continue] Face masks and coverings
Latest information from Gov UK, NHS UK & Public Health England
Printed prescriptions will no longer be issued. Could patients please provide details of their preferred Pharmacy so we can send over prescriptions electronically, saving an unnecessary visit to the Surgery.
Use this service if you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer, please click the link https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test.
Wigan Borough have just launched a new local communication campaign called ‘Here for you’. Its purpose to ensure people seek help for non-COVID related symptoms, to know services are still … [continue] Wigan Borough – Here for You Campaign
Vulnerable or at risk people can now refer themselves for support from NHS Volunteer Responders to access help with collecting shopping, medication & essential supplies. They also offer a check-in … [continue] NHS Volunteers – Self-referral
Local support services are being coordinated by Wigan Council which you can access by ringing 01942 489018 Wigan Council Self-Isolation Support 01942 489018 www.wigan.gov.uk/coronavirus
Advice for parents during Coronavirus pandemic – please click the following for information Advice for parents
The GM & EC Maternity Voices Partnership and the LMS have worked together to develop some information for women and families around COVID-19 and maternity services. These frequently asked questions … [continue] Maternity FAQs for Women and Families
Bereavement support leaflet The government has published a bereavement support leaflet. The leaflet shares information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national … [continue] Bereavement during the pandemic
This guidance provides advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for COVID-19 patients recovering or recovered from COVID-19 and remaining in hospital, or being discharged to their own … [continue] Stepdown of Infection Prevention Control Precautions and Discharging COVID-19 Patients to Home or Care Home
It is important to consider the impact on patients of staying at home, separation from loved ones, and worries about the future. People in shielded groups may be particularly affected. … [continue] Mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic
The increased incidence of domestic violence and abuse which has sadly accompanied the social distancing lock down has prompted the Home Office to update its advice and signposting for assistance.
Opening schools from 1st June 2020 The Department of Education’s latest guidance on the reopening of schools which contains reference to the ‘scientific advice’ it has received on opening schools … [continue] Education and Covid-19
National Autistic Society National Autistic Society, Coronavirus top tips for autistic people
Please don’t ask your GP practice for things because you can’t get them elsewhere. Your GP practice won’t prescribe items that you don’t normally get. #bekind There is a high … [continue] Being considerate during the pandemic #bekind
FROM Greater Manchester: There are currently no medicine shortages as a result of #coronavirus #COVID19. If you regularly take medicines on repeat prescription please only order what you need. There … [continue] Getting medicine during the Covid-19 pandemic
The following services are available: repeat prescription requests -please click on the following link Patient Access order your repeat prescriptions online view medications cancel an appointment update your contact details
Are you taking gabapentin or pregabalin? Brand names include Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin The changes outlined below came in to affect from 1st April 2019. These changes follow a Government consultation because … [continue] Are you taking gabapentin or pregabalin?
Midwife clinics will no longer be held at this Surgery, due to changes in services being offered by the midwife team. Please click on the following link for further information see … [continue] Changes to Midwife clinics