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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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More awards for our GPs

Congratulations to our award-winning GPs Dr Omon Imohi and Dr Olukayode Adeeko, who have won more accolades. Dr Imohi has been named as GP of the Year for her work at SSP Health's Leigh Family Practice by the Royal College of General Practitioners North West England Faculty. At the award ceremony at Old Trafford Football Stadium in Manchester, Leigh Family Practice and…

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SSP's leader on Sky News

SSP Health’s Director and GP Dr Shikha Pitalia has been interviewed live on Sky News. Dr Pitalia was on Kay Burley@Breakfast, with presenter Kay Burley in Wigan as part of the channel’s election coverage. Dr Pitalia gave her her an insight into healthcare in the borough and urged whoever is voted in as MP to work with the many excellent professionals…

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An SSP Health practice is still Outstanding

Healthcare inspectors believe an SSP Health practice continues to give Outstanding care to patients. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently reviewed how Bolton General Practice operates and is happy to continue to rate the quality of services as Outstanding. Our SSP Health practice was first given an Outstanding rating by the CQC in 2017, in a glowing report the…

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Awards for SSP Health doctors

SSP Health’s Dr Olukayode Adeeko has been recognised with a regional award for the excellent healthcare he provides to our patients. Dr Adeeko – who works at Newton Medical Centre, in Newton-le-Willows, St Helens – has been named as GP of the Year in the Royal College of General Practitioners Mersey Faculty annual awards. The faculty represents more than 2,000…

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Managers in partnership with hospice

SSP Health’s Practice Managers at our GP surgeries across Wigan and Leigh moved their monthly meeting to Wigan and Leigh Hospice to learn about the services it offers and how we can partner with them to help our patients. The group, from SSP’s 14 practices in the borough, heard from hospice Chief Executive Dr Alan Baron and Clinical Director Jo…

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New building for Wigan practice

The all-new Ashton Health Centre, for our Bryn Street Surgery patients, is due to be open by the end of November and here is a sneak peek of what to expect from your new practice. The building – on the corner of Bryn Street and Council Avenue where Ashton Town Hall once stood – will be the first-floor base for…

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Hospices grateful for doctors' donations

The owners of SSP Health have donated £5,000 to each hospice in Wigan and Bolton. Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Bolton Hospice each received a cheque from SSP Health Director and GP Dr Shikha Pitalia in recognition of the tremendous work the hospices do. SSP Health runs GP practices across the North West and owners Dr Pitalia and her husband,…

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GP helping to tackle drug dependency

Well done to SSP Health's Dr Majed Hussain and the team at Marsh Green in #Wigan whose forward-thinking approach is helping to reduce opioid dependence in a deprived community. Thanks to the GP's proactive approach, the number of prescriptions given out for these drugs has been cut by a third in the year since SSP Health took over the running of the practice.…

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