Higher Ince Surgery
telephone: 01942 483150
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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.
GP Appointments are available daily, please contact reception to make an appointment.
We have one male and two female GP.
The practice offers both pre-bookable and book on the day appointments to give our patients a choice of how and when they book their 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
Our Practice Nurse also provides the following clinics
Ante-Natal Cinics run by midwives on Friday afternoons
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.
The practice offers blood tests on Monday and Friday Morning between 8.00am and 10.00. The practice can give you a form if you cannot attend the surgery. Please check whether your form asks you to fast. If you are required to fast, please have only sips of water for 12 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.
Head northeast on College Ave towards Millgate, Turn left onto Millgate take the 1st left onto Hewlett Street, then take the 1st left onto Library Street, turn left onto Rodney St/A49 continue to follow A49 then turn left onto Darlington Street/A577. Continue to follow A577 to traffic lights onto Manchester Road. After 2nd set of traffic lights take 2nd left onto Belle Green Lane and onto Car Park
Follow the A577 road until you reach Surgery
Should you require advice or treatment outside of surgery opening hours, 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
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
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 Higher Ince in the last financial year was £40,021.91 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.
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 483150
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07503 324293.
|Patient Online Services|
|Service||What we offer patients now||What we plan to offer patients||To be available by|
|Online Appointment Booking||Yes – posters at reception||N/A||Available now|
|Online Repeat Prescriptions||Yes – posters at reception||N/A||Available now|
|Patient Access to GP Summary Record||Yes – posters at reception||N/A||Available now|
|Service||What we do now||What we plan to do||To be available by|
|Summary Care Record (SCR)||Yes – posters at reception||N/A||Available now|
|Electronic Transfer of Patient Records||Yes||N/A||Available now|
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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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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