01942 718221

Braithwaite Road Surgery

36 Braithwaite Road, Lowton, Wigan, WA3 2HY

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Braithwaite Road Surgery, 36 Braithwaite Road, Lowton, Wigan

telephone: 01942 718221

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News from Braithwaite Road Surgery

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SSP Health donates £10,000 to local hospice

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Practice officially Breastfeeding Friendly

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CQC Information

Services Available

  •  GP Appointments
  •  Nurse Appointments
  •  Well Person Checks
  •  Child Health Development Clinics
  •  Child Vaccinations
  •  Smoking Cessation Services
  •  Blood Tests
  •  Travel Vaccinations
  •  Find and Treat Monitoring
  •  Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  •  Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  •  BMI Monitoring
  •  Cervical Screening
  •  Family Planning Advice
  •  Sexual Health Services
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

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 and Online pre booked appointments.



Extended Access Appointments, this is when the practice is closed



We also offer appointments within the community at hubs located across the borough.


To book an appointment to see a GP, ANP or HCA from 6.30pm until 8.00pm weekdays and between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays call 01942 482848 between 9:30am - 7:15pm weekdays and 9:30am - 3:15pm weekends & bank-holidays

HCA & Nurse Appointments

Chronic Disease Management

Our nurses are here to help you manage your health if you have any of the following conditions, our nurses want to see you every year to check that everything's going OK



Heart Disease 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 


Heart Failure 


Travel Vaccinations

Going abroad? Give us a call and we will find out what vaccines you need and then book you to have them.


Childhood Immunisations

You will receive an appointment for any childhood immunisations for a Thursday morning, we have arrange for the health visitors to be here at that time and the GP's are available for Post-Natal examinations (by appointment). 



The Midwives are here every Wednesday between 11am and 1pm, if you have just find out you a pregnant it is important you book in with the Midwife as soon as possible so that can arrange for your 12 week scan and get you booked in at the hospital. To book an appointment, please contact reception.


Cervical Screening

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites all women between the ages of 25 and 64 for cervical screening either 3 yearly or 5 yearly depending on your age. When you receive a letter in the post, please contact the surgery to make an appointment. 


Well Woman/Man Clinics

Need an MOT or just fancy a check up? Contact reception and ask for an appointment with Lorraine our Health Care Assistant.


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

The practice will supply you with a blood form if you need a blood test, this will be available at the surgery to collect before your test.

We have a blood clinic every Thursday morning.

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.


Parking is available on site

From Newton-Le-Willows

Follow Signs for Leigh going under the M6 motorway bridge. Take the second left onto Stone Cross Lane North. At the traffic lights, turn left and then immediately right to cross over the East Lancs.

From the East Lancs

Come off at Stone Cross (by McDonalds), at roundabout take 3rd exit. At Hare and Hounds traffic lights, go straight on down Slag Lane. Immediately after the pedestrian lights crossing, turn right into Braithwaite Road - we are on the right hand side opposite the children's play area.

From Wigan

Follow signs for Golborne (A577 and A573), after driving through Platt Bridge and Abram you will enter the outskirts of Golborne bear left at the mini roundabout taking the B5207 for Lowton. At the Hare and Hounds traffic lights, turn left onto Slag Lane. Immediately after the pedestrian lights crossing, turn right onto Braithwaite Road - we are on the right hand side opposite the children's play area.

From Ashton-In-Makerfield

Follow signs for Bolton (A58), turn right onto the B5207 signposted for Golborne. At the end of the road, turn right and then bear left at the mini roundabout continuing on the B5207 for Lowton. At the Hare and Hounds traffic lights, turn left onto Slag Lane. Immediately after the pedestrian lights crossing, turn right onto Braithwaite Road - we are on the right hand side opposite the children's play area.

From Leigh

Take Plank Lane heading towards Lowton/Golborne. Plank Lane becomes Slag Lane - on entering Lowton take the 3rd right immediately before the pedestrian light crossing onto Braithwaite Road we are on the right hand side opposite the children's play area.

Out of Hours

Should you require advice or treatment over the weekend or between 6.30pm and 8.30am during the week, there are a number of options available:


During the hours the surgery is closed our calls will be diverted to NHS 111. Calls to NHS 111 are free from both mobile and landlines. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency during these times please dial 999

Leigh Walk In Centre

Offers healthcare advice and treatment without having to make an appointment, take time off or rearrange your day. You can find it located in the last building to the left hand side of the main entrance at Leigh Infirmary. It is open from 07.00am in the morning to 9.00pm at night, seven days a week. Telephone number 01942 264002. Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre Leigh Infirmary The Avenue Leigh Lancashire WN7 1HW.

GP Alliance

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:

Wigan Out of Hours

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

About Practice

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 Braithwaite Road in the last financial year was £42,554.00  before tax and NI. This calculation is for 1 full-time GPs and 1 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

Useful Leaflets


Information on the Baby Blues


Early Years Factsheet

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 01942 718221

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07516 309 221.

Online Services for Braithwaite Road Surgery

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.


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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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