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Successful start for Wigan vaccination centre

Around 1,000 people were given the COVID-19 vaccination during the first two days of a new SSP Health-led centre. St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley has been transformed into a vaccination centre by Wigan Borough CCG in partnership with SSP. Staff from SSP surgeries across Wigan, Hindley PCN, and volunteers from the CCG, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and Wigan Council were involved…

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Book your smear test - despite the pandemic

A SSP Health GP is urging women to continue to book cervical screening tests, despite the pandemic. This week, it is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which each year highlights the symptoms of cervical cancer and promotes the national screening programme which can detect early signs of the disease. All people with a cervix aged 25-64 are invited for regular cervical…

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Information about the Coronavirus vaccine

It is wonderful news that the Coronavirus vaccine is being given to people in the vulnerable groups now. But you need to play your part too. Please do not contact your GP surgery about it – you will be contacted with an offer of an appointment when the time is right for you and the vaccine is available. If you…

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Video highlights hard work of staff during pandemic

SSP Health has produced a video profiling how the organisation has coped with the COVID-19 pandemic across its practices. The video, narrated by SSP Health CEO David Parry, shows how the surgeries had to quickly change procedures and put into place measures that would help to protect patients and staff from the virus. This included increasing the number of remote…

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New initiative to help our carers

An SSP Health GP practice has improved its support for carers after an in-depth study into how COVID-19 has impacted patients who also look after others. The initiative – published by clinical excellence body NICE – is an extension of SSP Health’s focus on carers with Carer Champions assigned to all its practices, ensuring those with caring responsibilities have their…

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Please do not contact us about COVID vaccine

Please do not contact your GP surgery about the COVID-19 vaccine – when you are required to attend for your vaccination you will be contacted. The rollout of the vaccines to people is being done on the basis of clinical need, so you will have yours when the time is right. Initially, it is being given to: • some people…

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Long-serving SSP GP urges people to have COVID-19 vaccine

SSP Health’s Dr Vinod Saksena, one of the country’s longest-serving GPs, is advising people to have their COVID-19 immunisation when it is offered after receiving it himself. Dr Vinod Saksena, a practising GP until he was forced to stand down and shield when the pandemic hit, celebrates his 84th birthday today, New Year’s Day, and was given the Coronavirus vaccine…

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Be aware of COVID-19 scams

There have been reports that people in the North West - who are not SSP Health patients - have received suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points. The vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups, and…

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Nurse's plea to have COVID vaccination

A SSP Health Practice Nurse is urging patients to have their COVID-19 vaccination when it is offered to them. Nurse Amanda Bellas – who has been given the vaccine as part of the rollout to immunise those at highest risk of Coronavirus – says that the vaccination will keep individuals, their families and their communities safe from the disease; with…

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COVID-19 vaccine now being rolled out

SSP Health practice staff are beginning to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to people this week - but please don't contact us about it. The Government has said that, like flu, the most vulnerable people will be offered the vaccination first, with larger numbers of people being offered it later in the new year when more vaccine is expected to be…

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