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Finalist in HSJ - Patient Safety & Care Awards
SSP Health are delighted to announce that we have been selected as finalists in the Clinical Leadership category at the HSJ Patient Safety & Care Awards 2014. The highly regarded awards...[read full article]


Children in Need at Our Practices
SSP Health would like to thank each and every one of our team members for their fantastic efforts, enthusiasm and generosity today in raising money for Children In Need. SSP Health...[read full article]


Patient Education Session for Arabic Speaking Patients
Bolton General Practice has implemented Patient Education Sessions as we recognise the importance of understanding the difficulties of language barriers to optimise the use health care. Not only will this...[read full article]


Liverpool and Sefton practices
SSP Health is delighted to have been identified as the preferred bidder to run these 20 practices in Sefton and Liverpool. All patients will still be seen from existing...[read full article]


Doctors sign up early for plans
Dr Shikha Pitalia, Director of SSP Health and also Chair of United League Commissioning, a practice based commissioning organisation in the North West, expressed her excitement with the Governments plans...[read full article]


Moving to new premises
We are delighted to announce that Bridge Street surgery is expecting to move into our new surgery in August.2013 The new surgery will be called Newton Medical Centre. It is...[read full article]


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Will clinical leadership be the panacea for all health service woes
Read Dr Shikha Pitalia's article, titled:Will clinical leadership be the panacea for all health service woes?This article can be read on the HSJ's website here:[read full article]

Read full article for Bridge Street Breast Cancer Screening - One of top 6 in their region
Bridge Street Breast Cancer Screening - One of top 6 in their region
Bridge Street surgery, Newton le Willows, have been congratulated recently for the performance in increasing the number of people attending breast cancer screening sessions. Halton and St.Helens PCT recently sent...[read full article]

SSP Practices perform well in QoF Targets
QoF points score - a measure of how well a practice performs across all areas of running a practice, from appointment availability to up-to-date and accurate medical records (to name...[read full article]


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Blooming Great Tea Party
The patient participation Group from Upton Rocks Surgery organised a ‘Blooming Great Tea Party’ on 22nd June 2011 to raise money for the Marie Curie charity. Both the patient...[read full article]

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Bolton Medical Centre donate cheque
Bolton Medical Centre presented a charity cheque of £500 to the Churchill Ward of Royal Bolton Hospital. Pictured from left to right: Joanne Bowman, Haematology Specialist Nurse, Dr Claire Barnes,...[read full article]

Read full article for Bolton Hospice receive charity cheque from 3D Medical Centre
Bolton Hospice receive charity cheque from 3D Medical Centre
Bolton Hospice received a charity cheque of £500 from 3D Medical Centre in Bolton. In the picture on the left, Doctor Tim Jackson and CSN Lynne Gallon, from Bolton Hospice....[read full article]

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Bolton General Practice present charity cheque
SSP Health's Bolton General Practice presented a charity cheque of £500 to Bolton's BRASS organisation....[read full article]

Read full article for Surgery donates money to hospice
Surgery donates money to hospice
Upton Rocks Surgery have donated £500 to Halton Haven Hospice, a local hospice that looks after cancer patients. "One in three people get cancer, and one in eight women could...[read full article]

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SSP Health Trust Donate Cheque
Pictured are staff at Ashton Medical Centre presenting a cheque for £500.00 to Roger March of Wigan Alzheimers Society. The staff nominated the charity to be awarded £500.00 from...[read full article]

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Drs Shikha and Sanjay Pitalia meet Rt Hon MP Andy Burnham
Drs Shikha and Sanjay Pitalia with Rt Hon MP Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Health, at his constituency surgery in Leigh following their success at the Health and Social...[read full article]

100% Choose & Book Achieved
Ashton Medical Centre are delighted to have achieved 100% referrals via Choose & Book during May 08. The practice currently sits in the top 5 of ALWPCT practices for percentage Choose...[read full article]


Choose & Book Referrals Commended
Higher and Lower Ince surgery have received particular praise from ALWPCT for achieving excellent rise in the number of Choose & Book referrals completed during May 2008. Lower Ince in particular...[read full article]


SSP Health receives National Award
SSP Health are proud to announce that Ashton Medical Centre has received national recognition for their innovative scheme to improve patient access. We have been highly commended at the NHS...[read full article]


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GP Enterprise Award Winners
SSP Health were presented with the overall GP Enterprise Award at RCGP's Annual General Meeting recently. GP Magazine was on hand to snap a photo of Dr Sanjay and Shikha Pitalia...[read full article]

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Health and Social Care Award Win
The Acute Visiting Scheme, headed by Dr Shikha Pitalia, was announced as the winner of the NHS Live Award at the Health and Social Care Awards. The Visiting Scheme project,...[read full article]

Vision - SSP Healths System of Choice
Most of SSP Health's practices use Vision - practice management software to manage appointments, patient records and more and is their system of choice for their new practices opening in...[read full article]


SSP Health Win Overall Enterprise Award
Earlier this month, SSP Health won an Enterprise Award for their 'text to cancel' scheme and we were on six category award winners throughout the UK. Practices across the country were...[read full article]


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SSP Health Win Enterprise Award
A brilliantly simple idea helped the team at Ashton Medical Centre overcome a major access issue for their patients. Surgeries were fully booked but there were high DNA rates of up...[read full article]

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GP of the Year Award
Dr Shikha Pitalia was awarded the GP of the Year 2008 Award by the Royal College of General Practitioners Mersey Faculty in October 2008. The award was presented to Dr...[read full article]

Read full article for Bolton General Practice Registers Its 1000th Patient
Bolton General Practice Registers Its 1000th Patient
The team at Bolton General Practice, one of SSP Health's newest practices, have registered their 1000th patient in less than one year of opening. The achievement was featured in the...[read full article]

Patients Voice
7% of the patients completed a detailed survey questionnaire to give their opinion on the Bolton General Practice. Patients gave a big thumbs up to the Doctors, Nurses, Staff and Services....[read full article]


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Ashton Medical Centre makes the papers
Ashton Medical Centre had an article featured in the Wigan Evening Post, dated Thursday, 4th December. For those of you that haven't seen it, it has been transcribed below... A Doctors surgery...[read full article]

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AMC and Children In Need
Ashton Medical Centre would like to say a big thank you to all our patients and staff who raised £134.40 for Children in Need. Staff wore something yellow to help...[read full article]

Rawson Road
Rawson Road achieve 97% choose and book figures for Sefton - well done to Angela and all the team at Rawson Road - a magnificent effort and turnaround!...[read full article]


Thanks Doc, You Saved my Life!
Our very own Dr Charlu is in this week's Wigan Observer after one of our patients contacted the paper to thank Dr Chralu for saving his life. The patient had very...[read full article]


Annual QOFTA's Awards
27th June was the annual QOFTA awards for SSP Health. A great night was had by all with plenty of cocktails, wine and song. Fantastic food and entertainment...[read full article]


Race for Life
The staff here at the practice are running/ walking in the race forlife again on 18th June 2008. Last year we raised a magificent £810.00 donations were received from doctors,...[read full article]