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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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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
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 daily, please contact reception on 01942 862738 to make an appointment.

We hold both morning and afternoon GP sessions.

 

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.

 

The Wigan GP Extended Hours now offer GP appointments between the below hours,

18:30pm – 20:00pm weekdays

10:00am – 16:00pm Saturdays.

Nurse Appointments

Chronic Disease Management

Our nurses are here to help you manage and monitor 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 
  • Coronary vascular disease prevention

 

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
  • Smears
  • Find and Treat

 

In addition to these there are Nurse appointments available for a variety of services and reviews between 18:30pm – 20:00pm weekdays and 10:00am – 16:00pm Saturdays.

 

The appointments are for:

  • Cervical Smears 
  • Contraceptive pill checks - (not the depo provera injection)
  • Long Term Condition reviews:
    • COPD reviews 
    • Asthma reviews
    • Diabetes reviews - (annual bloods need to be done a few days before the review date)
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease reviews      
    • Ischaemic Heart Disease reviews - (annual bloods need to be done a few days before the review date)
    • Stroke reviews
    • Atrial Fibrillation reviews
    • Heart Failure Reviews

Clinics

Ante-Natal Cinics run by midwives on Monday

Blood Tests

Directions

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

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 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.

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 862738

To cancel by text message

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

Online Services for Platt Bridge Medical Centre

Platt Bridge Medical centre currently offers the facility for patients:

  • to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
  • to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient
  • to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records

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 17/01/2017.

 

This information will only be made available to patients who request it and access will not be immediate.

Patient Participation Groups

Patient Participation Group

2014 / 2015 Report

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