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01942 481140

Lower Ince

Claire House, Phoenix Way, Ince, Wigan, WN3 4NW

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Lower Ince, Claire House, Ince, Wigan

telephone: 01942 481140

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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
  • INR testing fo patiet on anti-coagulation therapy
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 are available every day, please contact reception for more details.

We have 3 male and 1 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 appointmnets

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

  • Diabetes 
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease 
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 
  • Stroke 
  • Heart Failure 

Our Practice Nurse also provides the following clinics

  • Travel immunisations
  • Influenza clinic (winter time)
  • Pneumonia vaccination. This is available all year round for over 65s
  • Baby immunisations
  • Anti-coagulation
  • Mental health

 

Travel Vaccinations

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

 

Childhood Immunisations

You will receive an appointment for any childhood immunisations for a Tuesday morning between 9am and 12am.

 

Ante-Natal

The Midwives are here every Monday between 1.00pm and 4.00pm, 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.

 
 

Clinics

We run the following health clinics:

Health Trainers

Ante-Natal Cinics run by midwives on Monday afternoons

Smoking cessation

 

A list of further clinics are available in surgery. 

 

Blood Tests

The practice offers blood tests on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 8.00am and 10.00am. 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.

Directions

We are just off the mini roundabout, near the Black Diamond Pub, on the A573 (Warrington Road) 

Out of Hours

Should you require advice or treatment outside of surgery opening hours, there are a number of options available

 

NHS 111

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

 

Wigan GP Alliance Service

This practice is part of the Wigan GP Alliance service which offers appoinments to one of our hubs in the Wigan area. Appointments are available Monday to Friday 6:30pm to 8:30pm and every Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Other 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 Lower Ince in the last financial year was £48,190.14  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.

Seasonal Opening Hours

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 481140

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07804 524 417.

Online Services for Lower Ince

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 No available in clinical system yet. Confirmation received that it will available by March 15 Patient will have access to their online record via the clinical system March 15
Medical Records
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

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Patient Participation Group

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