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SSP GP features on BBC News

One of SSP Health’s award-winning GPs, Dr Omon Imohi, features in a BBC News report tonight looking at the reaction to Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech. Leading BBC correspondent Ed Thomas was reporting from Leigh, in Greater Manchester, and Dr Imohi spoke to him about the challenges faced by primary care and GP practices and what she thought about the Government’s…

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Campaign to stop spread of flu at Christmas

SSP Health is taking part in Public Health England’s campaign to prevent the spread of flu this Christmas after GPs across the country reported a spike in symptoms. SSP Health’s GP practices across the north west have changed their Facebook cover photos to one of the three PHE Catch It. Bin It. Kill It images spreading the word not to…

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Heart and stroke research

Some patients at many of our practices are taking part in a research study to assess a new treatment for heart attacks and strokes. ORION-4 is a research study which aims to find out if a new cholesterol lowering injection safely reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people who have already had one of these conditions, or…

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SSP Health Choir brightens up Christmas

SSP Health made Christmas that bit more special when its new choir sang for people at two local hospices.  The staff choir sang a selection of carols and festive songs at Bolton Hospice and Wigan and Leigh Hospice and are planning more ‘gigs’ – including one at a care home – before Christmas Day.  The choir, pictured, has been practising…

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Early closing on 'the Eves' in Wigan

Our GP practice will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. If you need treatment after this time, please ring Wigan GP Alliance on 01942 482848. You can make an appointment to see a GP or nurse up to 10pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and from 10am to 4pm on Boxing Day. See www.wigangpalliance.org…

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Remember your prescription early this Christmas

The final countdown to Christmas is on - so as well as not forgetting turkey and stuffing, don’t forget to add your repeat prescription to your Christmas shopping list! We are advising all our patients not to leave it too late at Christmas and New Year to order and collect their repeat prescriptions. Please ensure any relatives know to order…

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New home for Bryn Street Surgery

SSP Health's Bryn Street Surgery is moving home and will be opening in the newly built Ashton Health Centre. Its opening hours and telephone number are the same and it will have the same staff and GPs. The new building – on the corner of Bryn Street and Council Avenue where Ashton Town Hall once stood – will the base…

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Don't leave it too late for your prescription

The advent calendar is being opened and the countdown to Christmas has begun, so don’t forget to add your repeat prescription to your Christmas list! We are advising all our patients not to leave it too late at Christmas and New Year to order and collect their repeat prescriptions. Please ensure any relatives know to order and pick up their…

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Festive fun for SSP patients

Patients at our Wigan practices had a fun festive time to get them into the seasonal spirit. Patients with dementia, their carers and friends were invited to a Dementia Friendly Carol Concert and Tea Dance. The event featured carols led by Wigan's Lifelines Dementia-Friendly Choir and a singalong from local entertainer Paul Jordan. Wigan Mayor Cllr Steve Dawber also popped…

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SSP Health helping the homeless

Homeless people in Wigan and Leigh will have warmer feet thanks to patients and staff at SSP Health’s GP practices across the borough. In summer, the doctors’ surgeries launched their first SSP Sock Appeal to give homeless people dry, clean socks this winter. Around 400 pairs of socks were collected from SSP Health’s 14 practices across the borough and donated…

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