Braithwaite Road Surgery
telephone: 01942 718221
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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 face to face and telephone appointments in advance or on the same day. If you can not get an appointment that same day we have a daily cancellation list and we will call you back if an appointment becomes available.
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
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Going abroad? Give us a call and we will find out what vaccines you need and then book you to have them.
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.
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.
Need an MOT or just fancy a check up? Contact reception and ask for an appointment with Lorraine our Health Care Assistant.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"I was referred to a specialist by my doctor- It was going to be 4 months before I was seen according to book and choose. I rang Wrightington Hospital and they said if I contacted my doctor they could see there were early spots, just needed to ask to be changed to them from Leigh. I contacted one particular staff member she did all the work and got back to me within an hour - all sorted- I think this is great service and my inability to get around will hopefully be sorted soon. Thank you!" - Anonymous Patient
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
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
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.
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 01942 718221
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07516 309 221.
Braithwaite Road Surgery currently offers the facility for patients:
We will publicise and promote our online services to our patients through our website, waiting room leaflets and posters and through our Patient Participation group by 01/04/2016.
This information will only be made available to patients who request it and access will not be immediate.
Annual PPG Report - 2014-2015
SSP Health manages 24 GP practices across the North West and our practices have recorded some of the highest patient satisfaction levels.
We have locations in Salford, Bolton, Sefton, Cheshire, Cumbria, Tameside, Burnley, Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.
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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,
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