01204 463900

Bolton Medical Centre

21 Rupert Street, Great Lever, Bolton, BL3 6PY

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Bolton Medical Centre, 21 Rupert Street, Bolton

telephone: 01204 463900

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CQC Information

Services Available

  • GP Appointments
  • Nurse Appointments
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Antenatal Services
  • Child Health Development Clinics
  • Child Vaccinations
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Influenza Clinics (Winter Time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Find and Treat Monitoring
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Weight Manangement, Excercise advice and referral
  • Alcohol Advice and Referral
  • Family Planning Advice
  • Sexual Health Services and Contraception Advice
  • ECG Clinics
  • Screening Programmes
  • Student Services

Patients with Particular Needs

Our premises are fully compliant with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act)


EPS (Electronic Prescribing)

The Practice provides electronic prescribing for ease of the patients; please nominate a local pharmacy if you are interested in this service (see below).


Repeat Prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made by bringing your repeat prescription slip (right side of your prescription) into the surgery, or online. Please ask at reception for more information regarding registering online.


Please do no rrequest 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 you medication in a good time and do not run out.


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 or speak to your practice or pharmacist.

How using EPS could benefit you

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive

Please speak to your nominated pharmacist to activate your EPS.

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • Don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
  • Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

This service is not suitable for all patients. It may not be suitable if you:

  • Don’t get prescriptions very often.
  • Pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. This could be a pharmacy local to your home or work address. 

Ask any pharmacy or a member of the reception team to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can.

If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP.

If you want to change or cancel your nomination, speak to your nominated pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor. 

It is important to tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

Benefits of EPS

  • More efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
  • Reduces paper.
  • Safer, faster and more efficient.
  • Patients don't have to visit their GP for a prescription.
  • Patients won't have a paper prescription to lose.

For more information visit or your pharmacy.


Enhanced Services For This Practice

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.

GP Appointments


GP Appointments at the Practice

We offer convenient times to see GPs to suit the needs of our patients, these are:
Pre Bookable appointments,  Book on the day appointments,  Urgent Adult and Children on the day appointments,  Home Visits,  Telephone Consultations, Online pre booked appointments. 



Extended Access Appointments, this is when the practice is closed


We also offer appointments within the community at hubs located at Watersmeeting Health Centre and Deane Medical Centre.
These appointments consist of:-
Practice Nurse Appointments at Watersmeeting Health Centre and Deane Medical Centre
Phlebotomy clinic at Watersmeeting Health Centre and Deane Medical Centre


You can book an appointment by:


Calling Bolton Medical Centre.


Telephone : 01204 463900


Online services


Please ask at Reception to register for this service, you can request your repeat prescription and have it transferred to your local pharmacy for collection or delivery.

You can book appointments up to six weeks in advance. You will have a choice of GP


HCA & Nurse Appointments

We offer convenient times to see our Advanced Practitioner and Practice Nurse to suit the needs of our patients, these are:


Pre-bookable appointments

  • Booked appointments throughout the day
  • Home visits
  • Telephone consultations

You can book an appointment by:

  • Telephone 01204 463 900
  • Visiting the surgery

Our Advanced Practitioner is available for appointments relating to:

  • ECG
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Bloods
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Welfare Chats
  • NHS and NPC Health Chekcs
  • Influenza Clinics (Winter Time)
  • B12 Injections
  • Weight Management, Exercise Advice and Referral
  • Alcohol Advice and Referral
  • Screening Programmes

Our Nurse is available for appointments relating to:

  • diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Monitoring of Respiratory Conditions such as COPD and Asthma
  • Heart Disease Monitoring and Annual Reviews
  • Stroke Monitoring
  • Dementia Reviews
  • Learning Disability Reviews
  • Welfare Checks
  • Travel Vaccinations (please ring or call into the surgery to complete our request form and the nurse will then contact you with an appointment)
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Post-natal Appointments
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Influenza Clinics (Winter Time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • Family Planning Advice


Chronic Disease Management Clinics

Our nurse is here to help manage you manage your health. We provide checks every year if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Chronic Obstrtuctive Pulmanary Disease
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

Child Immunisations Clinic

The practice nurse is available to administer immunisations and our GPs will do the baby check. Please contact our Reception to for dates and times of our clinics.


Travel immunisations

  • Influenza clinic (winter only)
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight Management
  • Smoking Cessation

We also offer hearing tests and hearing clinics with our audiologist, contact our reception for more information.


Travel Risk Assessment

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.

Blood Tests

You will be able to have your blood test done at the surgery by one of our experienced Health Care Assistants.

Please check whether your form asks you to fast. If you are required to fast, please have only sips of water for 8 hours before the test. Please take any medication as normal.

You will need to contact the surgery between 7 to 10 days later to receive the results of your blood test and find out what you need to do next.


Car Parking

There is an onsite free car park within the grounds of the practice for patients.

From St Helen's Road

Continue North along St Helens Road until you reach High Street on the right hand side. Turn right and continue along High Street, this will turn into Lever Street. The practice is located at the junction of Rupert Street and Lever Street.

From Deane Road

Heading towards Bolton Town Centre along Deane Road, follow it until you reach the junction with Moor Lane and then join the A579 (Derby Street), continue along this road until you reach High Street on your left. Turn into High Street and continue along, this will turn into Lever Street. The practice is located at the junction of Rupert Street and Lever Street.

From Bolton Town Centre

From Bolton Town Centre, head South along Bradshawgate, continue along Manchester Road, turning right into Orlando Street, turn right onto Thynee Street and then left on to Lever Street. The practice is located at the junction of Rupert Street and Lever Street.

Out of Hours

During the hours the surgery is closed our calls will be diverted to the Out Of Hours Service. Calls to 0161 763 8940 are free from both mobile and landlines. if you have a life-threatening medical emergency during these times please dial 999.


Please do not attend the A&E department for non-emergency problems.


About Practice


Bolton Medical Centre operates an APMS contract (Alternative Provider of Medical Services)

Note to patients: Dr Shafique is the Lead GP and Safeguarding Lead at Bolton Medical Centre.

Please see below our opening times for the Practice, this enables the surgery to offer patients a wide range of appointment times to meet their circumstances.

We offer extra services and community services at Bolton Medical Centre such as phlebotomy clinics, childhood immunisation clinics, flu vaccination clinics along with chronic disease management. If you have any queries our friendly reception team are here to help.

If you would like to discuss your query in more depth, our Practice Manager and Assistant Practice Manager are always available.

GP Appointments are available every day, please contact reception for more details. We have 3 male GP'S, 1 female. The practice has a variety of appointments to offer daily, both pre-bookable and also book on the day appointments.

Other Practice Information

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Bolton Medical Centre in the last financial year was £39,117.04 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 1 full-time GPs and 2 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.


Winter Pressures in General Practice

Please click here to see information regarding BMC's business continuity plan.


Summary Care Records

Please be aware that all patients are automatically opted in to Summary Care Records. If you would like to opt out of this, then please click here to complete the SCR opt out form.


If you would like more information as to what Summary Care Records are, click here to view a document detailing Summary Care Records.


Christmas Opening Hours 2018


Monday 24th December 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 25th December Closed
Wednesday 26th December Closed
Thursday 27th December 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 28th December 08:00 - 18:30
Monday 31st December 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 1st January Closed


From Wednesday 2nd January our normal opening hours will resume.

All the staff at Bolton Medical Centre would like to wish all our patients and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Employee of the Month

Cancelling Your Appointments

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.

To cancel by phone

You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01204 463900

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07906 474 916.

Online Services for Bolton Medical Centre

Our online services are:

  • Online Appointment Booking
  • Online Repeat Prescriptions
  • Patient Access to GP
  • Summary Record

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About SSP Health

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.

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