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Smiles and scones for SSP dementia patients

Dementia patients and their carers from SSP Health practices came together for a spot of afternoon tea at an event that highlighted the support on offer to them across Wigan and Leigh. Patients and their carers from Poplar Street Surgery in Tyldesley, Bee Fold Medical Centre, in Atherton, and Astley General Practice, in Astley – were invited to the get-together…

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New surgeries open at weekends in Wigan

From this weekend, there is a more choice for patients in Wigan and Leigh who need an out-of-hours GP appointment. From Sunday (09/02/2020), Wigan GP Alliance will be opening up new surgeries in Shevington and Leigh where patients can see doctors on Saturdays and Sundays, along with current venues in Ashton, Hindley, Wigan town centre, Pemberton and Tyldesley. To book…

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SSP Health features on BBC video

When SSP Health hosted a Radio 5 Live broadcast at its Bolton Medical Centre, the BBC's social media team also made a video of the staff giving their views about the pressures that GP practices are currently facing. The interviews went out live on 5 Live Drive, hosted by BBC presenter Tony Livesey, and featured staff including SSP Health Director…

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Information on Coronavirus

Two cases of Coronavirus, a new illness from China, have been confirmed in Newcastle this morning (Friday, January 31). Both cases are from the same family and are being treated in quarantine. The NHS and SSP Health practices are fully prepared for any eventualities if this illness spreads within the UK. If you need more information or advice about Coronavirus,…

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BBC show comes live from SSP Health practice

It was great to host BBC Radio’s 5 Live Drive show at our Bolton Medical Centre, giving listeners a snapshot of life in a GP practice. With features and interviews with our staff and patients, the programme revealed the pressures that GP surgeries face and how Bolton Medical Centre and its nearby sister surgery of Bolton General Practice – with…

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New prescription service

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription. Find out more about the Electronic Prescription Service visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or speak to your…

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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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