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We want to recruit salaried GPs

We require dynamic and enthusiastic full or part-time GPs in our SSP Health practices across the North West of England, which are highly rated by the CQC. GPs are needed in the areas listed below, although the ultimate location will be decided by mutual agreement: • Wigan, Leigh and Ashton-in-Makerfield • Widnes • Sefton • St Helens • Newton le…

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Patients urged to use the NHS App

If you are an SSP Health patient, you can now use the new #nhsapp, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the #nhsapp to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. For more information go…

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GP practices salute our veterans

A veteran has pioneered better understanding of the healthcare needs of those who served in the armed forces. Simon Carr, Practice Manager at Poplar Street Surgery, in Tyldesley, and Nelson Street Surgery, in Atherton, has ensured his surgeries have become accredited in ensuring excellent care for former military personnel. Before Simon became an SSP Health Practice Manager he was a…

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Nurses are hailed as fine Fellows

TWO dedicated Practice Nurses have been recognised for their continued professional development. Jodie Baczynski and Katie Holt have completed their training to become Practice Nurse Fellows in an initiative in collaboration with Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group. The two nurses, employed by SSP Health, have been given formal structured theoretical education in General Practice Nursing, supported by practical skills training…

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SSP Health Director welcomes NHS findings of high confidence in GPs

SSP Health Director and GP Dr Shikha Pitalia wrote to newspapers in the region to express her optimism in primary care after new research by the NHS showed that more than nine in 10 patients have confidence in their family doctor. The findings come shortly after the creation of Primary Care Networks, bringing in ideas of efficiencies of scale and…

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Award-winning nurse is a video star

SSP Health Practice Nurse Janine Hussey was given the honour of having a video made of her hard work for patients. Janine was named People's Champion at the recent Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards and organisers created the video for the awards ceremony to explain why Janine was a clear winner. Janine, pictured, who works at The Height…

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SSP has Socks Appeal

Keeping your feet warm might not be a problem for most people in the height of summer – but it is a nightmare for the homeless in winter.  Our Wigan and Leigh practices are helping by collecting new socks for donation to the Wigan and Leigh homeless charity, The Brick. Patients and the public can drop off good quality socks…

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Patient groups meet up for annual get-together

SSP Health hosted its second annual meeting for representatives of its Wigan and Leigh Patient Participation Groups. Several PPGs were represented at the meeting in SSP’s head office at Ashton-in-Makerfield, including Marsh Green Medical Practice, Beefold Medical Centre, Nelson Street Surgery, Leigh Sports Village Practice, Astley General Practice, Braithwaite Road Surgery, Ashton Medical Centre, Higher Ince Surgery and Leigh Family…

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Practice hits Gold for equal care

Congratulations to our SSP Health team at Marsh Green Medical Practice who have been given a GOLD accreditation in the LGBT Foundation's Pride In Practice scheme.  The quality assurance service highlights how practices can support LGBT patients and improve equality in primary care. Well done to our practice in Wigan, which joins a number of SSP Health practices across Greater…

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Nurse Janine is the people's champ

A nurse who goes the extra mile to care for her patients has been recognised with a regional award for her dedication.  Janine Hussey, Practice Nurse at The Height, in Salford, won People’s Champion section of this year’s Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.  Janine was selected for her dedication to many aspects of her work at the SSP…

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