Beefold Medical Centre
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You can book a routine appointment by telephone or by calling into the practice. You can also book a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse. The receptionist will take a message and your contact number. You can book an appointment up to six weeks in advance.
The practice runs a pre-booked appointment system, book on the day and walk in clinic but, if you feel that your condition is urgent, you can be given an appointment on the same day. You can also speak to a doctor or nurse on the telephone at the end of their surgery. The receptionist will take a message and your contact number.
Please ensure that you arrive on time for your appointment or you may be asked to re-book.
If you require a home visit from a doctor, please inform the surgery before 11am and give the receptionist the precise nature of your illness. The doctor will make a house call the same day. Home visits should be only requested when the patient is too ill to attend the practice and could only be moved by ambulance. Non-availability of public transport is NOT a valid reason for a home visit.
Beefold Medical Centre is working closely with the Military Veterans Psychological Service to help ex-Forces personnel who may be vulnerable due to exposure to military conflict.
The service, run by the Pennine Care NHS Trust, works with the veterans and their families to find solutions which address mental health conditions and improve health outcomes.
This can mean increasing access and treatment to appropriate and timely mental health services, from recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early interventions, to providing therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma.
Patients are also given help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption and housing and social support and the service provides treatment and support for all patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The service comes to the practice each week on a Tuesday to see any patient who needs support.
Please ask at reception for more details.
We have a dedicated noticeboard to help give information to military veterans.
Former members of the armed forces can get extra services and help at our practice - please look at the noticeboard for more details.
Our practice's Military Veterans Champion, Diane Price, is pictured with it.
Ask for Diane at reception if you are a veteran and need help.
Our premises are also fully compliant with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act).
The Practice provides electronic prescribing for ease of the patients; please nominate a local pharmacy if you are interested in this service
Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made by bringing in your repeat prescription slip (right side of your prescription) into the surgery, or online. Please ask Reception for more information regarding registering online.
Please do not request repeat prescriptions by telephone as this can result in mistakes. Please ensure we have 48 hours’ notice to check and issue the prescription. Always request your medication in good time and do not run out!
We are now able to offer our patients, who have internet access to book, cancel and change appointments online and order medication.
If you wish to register for this service please speak to Reception staff and they will be able to advise you further.
We also provide other services which are not available on the NHS. These services include:
Sickness or Accident Insurance Forms, Private Healthcare Forms, Holiday Cancellation Forms, Fitness to Travel Certificates, HGV, Sports and Driving Medicals. Ask Reception for more details on fees.
GP of Choice Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the GP of Choice Enhanced Service Scheme.
Out of Area Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the we are not participating in the Out of Area Enhanced Service Scheme.
We offer convenient times to see GPs to suit the needs of our patients, these are:
Pre Bookable appointments and book on the day for Mondays am & pm and Thursdays am & pm, Walk in clinics on Tuesday's am & pm, Wednesday am and Friday's am & pm, Urgent Adult and Children on the day appointments, Home Visits, Telephone Consultations, Online pre booked appointments.
We also offer appointments within the community at hubs located at Bridgewater Medical Centre and Tyldesley Health Centre.
These appointments consist of:-
Practice Nurse Appointments at Bridgewater Medical Centre
You can book appointments up to four weeks in advance. You will have a choice of GP and can request to see a specific GP.
We offer convenient times to see our Practice Nurse to suit the needs of our patients these are:
You can book appointments up to four weeks in advance.
Our Nurse is available for appointments relating to:
Sr. Janet Raftry is available for a wide range of clinics by appointment only. She offers the following clinics.
The practice has weekly antenatal clinics on Wednesday morning with the Community Midwife.
Our practice nurse holds a travel vaccination clinic for our patients. Please see this page for more information and to fill in the risk assessment form.
Please contact reception for information.
If you become ill when the surgery is closed and you feel it is an emergency please contact NHS 111 who will direct you to the appropriate service. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call 999 in a medical emergency, when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Open 7.00am - 9.00pm every day
Tel: 01942 483 453
Text to cancel = 07483 816 049.
For bookable appointments on:
Saturday 10 am to 4pm
Sunday 10 am to 4pm
Monday to Friday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Please call 01942 482 848 to be seen at one of our Wigan partner hub sites
Phone number and details are here:
If you have received your invitation to have your next Cervical screening test and would like to have it done outside of practice hours, Wigan GP Alliance now offer cervical screening appointments at evenings and weekends.
To make an appointment please phone 01942 482 848
Please see this leaflet for more information
The practice is run by GPs as part of SSP Health. We are an NHS organisation and our aim is to provide best practice by delivering excellent medical services, offering choice and working flexibly to meet patient needs.
At Bee Fold Medical Centre we will provide a wide and extensive range of services, not just looking after your existing illnesses, but by offering screening to diagnose problems such as heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure early, so you can benefit from a healthier and longer life.
In addition, we offer convenient times to see GPs and nurses to suit the needs of our patients:
Our text-to-cancel services allows you to send a simple text message directly to your practice to cancel your appointment, allowing it to be given to another patient.
By letting us know if you no longer need an appointment, we can ensure we offer as many available appointments as possible.
Please note that text-to-cancel numbers are not answered and are used for text messaging only.
You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01942876011
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to TBC.
Sign up to GP online services and you'll be able to use a website or app to:
The service is free and available to everyone who is registered with a GP.
Follow these steps to access GP online services:
The practice has an established patient participation group who meet at the practice; we encourage and welcome all patients to join whether this is part of our 'face to face' group or part of the 'virtual' group. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and support the practice.
SSP Health manages 37 GP practices across the North West and our practices have recorded some of the highest patient satisfaction levels. All SSP practices inspected by CQC are rated as Good or Outstanding. We have locations in Salford, Bolton, Sefton, Cheshire, Cumbria, Tameside, Burnley, Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.
If you live near one of our practices, register you and your family today with an NHS doctor.
Pre-register online now and confirm your details with your local surgery.
So we can offer your appointment to another patient, please let us know if you're unable to make it.
You can use our 'text-to-cancel' service,
find your text to cancel number.