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01942 605135

Lowton Surgery

208C Newton Rd, Lowton, Wigan, WA3 2AQ

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Lowton Surgery, 208C Newton Rd, Wigan

telephone: 01942 605135

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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 
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitorign
  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring 
  • Weight Management, Exercise advice and referral 
  • Alcohol advice and referral 
  • Family Planning Advice 
  • Sexual Health Services and Contraception advice 
  • ECG Clinics 
  • Screening Programmes

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.

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 not request 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 your medication in good time and do not run out.

EMIS Online

We are now able to offer our patients, who have internet access to book, cancel and change appointments online and order medication. If you wish to register for this service please speak to Reception staff and they will be able to advise you further.

Other Services

We also provide other services which are not available on the NHS. These services include:

Sickness or Accident Insurance Forms, Private Healthcare Forms, Holiday Cancellation Forms, Fitness to Travel Certificates, HGV, Sports and Driving Medicals. Ask at Reception for more details on fees. 

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
  • On the day appointments
  • Booked appointments throughout the day
  • Home Visits
  • Telephone Consultations

 

You can book an appointment by:

  • Telephone : 01942 605135
  • Visiting the Surgery

 

Online Service - Ask at Reception for this service

 

You can book appointments up to four weeks in advance. You will have a choice of GP and can request to see a specific GP.

HCA & Nurse Appointments

We offer convenient times to see our 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: 01942 605135
  • Visiting the surgery

 

 

Our Nurse is available for appointments relating to:

  • Anti Cogaulation  
  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Monitoring of Respiratory condition such as COPD and Asthma 
  • Heart disease monitoring and annual reviews
  • ECG
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Travel Vaccinations (please ring or complete our request form to find out which ones when making your appointment)
  • Childhood Immunisations 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Influenza Clinics (winter time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Weight Management, Exercise advice and referral
  • Alcohol advice and referral
  • Family Planning Advice
  • ECG Clinics

Screening Programmes

Clinics

The Practice Nurse is available for a wide range of clinics by appointment only. She offers the following clinics.

  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Monitoring of Respiratory condition such as COPD and Asthma 
  • Heart disease monitoring and annual reviews
  • ECG
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Travel Vaccinations (please ring or complete our request form to find out which ones when making your appointment)
  • Childhood Immunisations 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Influenza Clinics (winter time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Weight Management, Exercise advice and referral
  • Alcohol advice and referral
  • Family Planning Advice
  • Sexual Health Services and Contraception advice
  • ECG Clinics
  • Screening Programmes

 

The practice has antenatal clinics on Mondays with the Community Midwife.

Blood Tests

Please contact reception for more information.

Directions

The entrance to Lowton Surgery is located at the back of the building off the main carriageway of Newton Road. From Newton Road turn onto Laburnum Road then turn right onto Oakland Road. There are two car parks available, the first car park is located adjacent to a row of shops; it would be beneficial to take the second car park which is adjacent to a row of terraced properties. Lowton Surgery is situated within one of these terraced properties.

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

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:

http://www.wigangpalliance.org/home/

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

The practice is an established surgery offering services under a PMS contract to patients in and around Lowton and Platt Bridge.  The practice is situated in a high area of deprivation with a transient population (8%) whose first language is not English.

 

The team consists of 4 part-time GPs, 1 part-time female GP and a long term male locum GP. We also have a full-time Practice Nurse working at the practice. Our admin team consists of 9 female staff, 3 of which have been at the practice for over 10 years. Our practice Manager has been at the practice 5 years and the assistant practice manager over 10 years.

 

The practice works closely with community services both within the building and the local area.  The practice has a branch surgery in Platt Bridge providing the same services.

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 Platt Bridge And Lowton in the last financial year was £41,293.61  before tax and NI. This calculation is for 2 full-time GPs and 1 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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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 605135

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07968397799.

Online Services for Lowton Surgery

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

Patient Participation Groups

If you would like to be a part of our practice PPG group please contact reception and they will be able to provide you with further information.

 

Patient Participation Group

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About SSP Health

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