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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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SSP nurse thanked for saving boy's life

We are so proud of our Advanced Nurse Practitioner Trudi Lowe, at Ashton Medical Centre, in Wigan, who was thanked by a patients family for saving their son's life. and overjoyed that her patient, Mason, has made a full recovery from this ordeal. Trudi, and all our team at Ashton Medical Centre, in Wigan, are also extremely touched by the…

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SSP Health's leadership praised as 'Outstanding'

THE leadership of an SSP Health GP practice has been described as “Outstanding” by healthcare inspectors. Leigh Sports Village practice was given an overall ‘Good’ rating after a recent inspection by NHS watchdog, the CQC – and inspectors said it was ‘Outstanding’ for well-led services. It is part of SSP Health, which also runs Leigh Family Practice as well as…

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Healthcare leader visits SSP

It was great to host Wigan Borough CCG MD Prof Craig Harris at our regular SSP Health meeting with Practice Managers and GPs. There was lots of discussion about how we can all further improve healthcare in the primary sector across our practices in Wigan and Leigh and throughout the wider borough. All 14 of our practices across the borough…

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Wendy celebrates 25 years of service

Regional Manager Wendy, who leads our Newton practices, began work at Newton-le-Willows’ Bridge Street Surgery (its name was changed to Newton Medical Centre when it moved premises in 2012) on September 4, 1994, as a receptionist and was promoted to Practice Manager in 2001.    Wendy, pictured with flowers awarded to her for her long service, said: “The practice was…

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Practice gains award for teaching

The awards keep coming for our team at Bee Fold Medical Centre, in Atherton, Wigan. The teaching and training practice is delighted to have been given a Teaching Excellence Silver Award certificate from The University of Manchester. It came just a week after the Care Quality Commission gave the practice an Outstanding overall rating. Well done to everyone at the…

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SSP Director named in Power 100

Congratulations to SSP Health Director Dr Shikha Pitalia who has been named in the Manchester Power 100 list. The list profiles the most influential people in the Greater Manchester area and includes business people, politicians, music idols and sportsmen and women, as well as those involved in the arts and public service. Dr Pitalia appears at number 54 in the…

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