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Thanks to staff for online consultation drive

SSP Health Director, GP Dr Shikha Pitalia, is thanking staff for their hard work in promoting online consultation as an extra way for patients to access our services. Almost all SSP practices have given patients the option of contacting their surgery online, with either e-consult or Online Consult tools now available. This month, a survey of clinicians across SSP Health…

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Patients can help fight Coronavirus in trial

  SSP Health's practices are urging patients to take part in NHS research to help find the next Coronavirus medical breakthrough. Our surgeries are participating in a trial to find treatments that reduce hospital admissions and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19 – and want patients to get involved. The PRINCIPLE Trial is being funded by the National Institute of…

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New GP practice joins SSP Health

Bolton’s Shanti Medical Centre now part of SSP Health. SSP Health began managing Shanti Medical Centre from June 1 after Bolton CCG decided it should be the preferred permanent provider. SSP Health manages three practices in the town: Bolton Medical Centre, Bolton General Practice and 3D Medical Centre. All SSP Health’s practices are rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’, with Bolton…

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COVID-19 Patient Charter

During this current crisis, our practice and SSP Health takes the protection and safety of our staff and patients very seriously. May we politely request that to help us protect you, the following points are noted: • If you have any symptoms, please do not attend surgery. Please contact us and we will rearrange. • The surgery may be limiting…

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Tell us your favourite pharmacy

Due to Coronavirus and new ways of working at your GP practice, it is very important that your surgery knows which pharmacy you want to pick medication up from, should you need it. Please tell us the name of your preferred pharmacy so we can process this automatically for your convenience. To tell us, email us or use our online…

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Our practices now offer online consultation

You can now use our online consultation service at many of SSP Health's GP practices to give you faster and even better care. We know that you don’t just need medical support during practice hours and that you may want to seek advice at any time of day. Our new online consultation system gives you 24-hour access to a wealth…

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Important information on smear tests

We have been informed about a possible scam in relation to cervical cancer screening. Public Health England has alerted that some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details. Please do not…

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All our practices are officially Veteran Friendly

One of our practice managers has successfully spearheaded a campaign to ensure all SSP Health surgeries are up to the mark in giving the best healthcare possible to military personnel and veterans ahead of the VE Day anniversary. Simon Carr, who spent 25 years in the Army before working in healthcare, led the drive to have all SSP Health’s practices…

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Our practice scores 100% for healthcare

We are proud to say that our GP surgery has achieved a 100% rating in healthcare good practice, despite having to make huge changes in how we provide treatment due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We have attained the top score in the NHS 2019/20 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QoF) results even though we have had to also bring in measures…

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SSP Health practices score 100% in NHS rating

SSP Health GP surgeries across the North West have achieved a 100% rating in their healthcare good practice, despite having to make huge changes in how they provide treatment due to the Coronavirus outbreak. They have attained the top score in the NHS 2019/20 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QoF) results even though they have had to also cope with measures…

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