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01942 862738

Platt Bridge Medical Centre

647 Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 5BD

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Platt Bridge Medical Centre, 647 Liverpool Road, Wigan

telephone: 01942 862738

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CQC Information

Services Available

  • GP Appointments
  • Nurse Appointments
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Antenatal Services
  • Child HealthDevelopmentClinics
  • 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 prescroptions can be made by bringing your repeat presciption slip (right side of your prescription) into the surgery, or online. Please ask at Reception for more informationregarding registering online.
Pleas 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.

Vision Online

We are now able to offer our patients, who have internet access to book, cancel and change appoointments 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 862738
  • 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 862 738
  • 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

Victoria Parkinson (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 weekly antenatal clinics on Wednesday morning with the Community Midwife.

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

Please contact Reception for information.

Directions

The practice is located on Liverpool Road Platt Bridge, just turn into Woodcock drive to access the car park. 
The Practice is 100 yards away from the main roundabout on Warrington Road in Platt Bridge
 
Our car park is at the front of the building, entrance to the car park is off Woodcock drive.

Out of Hours

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.

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/

 

Please do not attend the A&E Dept. for non-emergency problems. Please use the local walk-in-centre Leigh Walk-In Centre has facilities for:

 

  • Minor Injuries
  • Minor Illness
  • Sexual Health
  • Contraception Advice

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 8 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.

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 862738

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07503 324 293 .

Online Services for Platt Bridge Medical Centre

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

How can I start using GP online services?

 

1.     Follow these steps to access GP online services: 

2.     Take photo ID (passport or driving licence) and proof of address (such as a utility bill) to your GP practice and tell them you want to start using their online services. If you do not have any ID then either a member of staff will have to confirm your identity or you may have to answer questions about personal information in your GP record.

3.     Fill in the short registration form that you are given by your practice.

4.     Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter with your unique username, password and instructions on how to log in. 

Patient Participation Groups

The practice has an established patient participation group who meet at the practice; we encourage and welcome all patients to join whether this is part of our 'face to face' group or part of the 'virtual' group. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and support the practice.

 

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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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