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01942 481 680

Poplar Street Surgery

Poplar Street, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 8AX

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Poplar Street Surgery, Poplar Street, Greater Manchester

telephone: 01942 481 680

Online Services for Poplar Street Surgery

Online consultation is a way to contact your GP surgery through the internet.

You can get advice and information, arrange an appointment or order a prescription without having to wait on the phone or come into the surgery for non-urgent requests.

You can use online consultation on any digital device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. You can access it from our practice website page or through a medical app you download to your device.

Online consultation is a modern and effective way to get the healthcare you need faster, quicker, easier and more conveniently – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Please read this information, but if you are still having problems with online consultation, please ring our admin team on 01942 481680 after 10am from Monday to Friday and they will help you.

Our practice uses Egton’s Online Consult system and to start using it see the online form on this page and click on ‘Learn more’. Then fill in the window underneath “Contact your doctor online and get health advice” with a symptom or a request.

With Online Consult you can find out about most common health problems, see information leaflets, check your symptoms, request administrative tasks (like letters, sick notes and test results). You will see general NHS-approved health advice for the condition you are concerned about so you can look after yourself at home. You can also get advice from a pharmacy.

You can also ask for an appointment from one of our clinicians by filling out an online form. The doctor or other clinician may want to see you on a video call. You will be offered a face-to-face appointment if you need one after being triaged by a GP.

To contact our practice about your problem, you need to be a patient at our surgery living in the UK. In the Online Consult form, enter your main symptom under ‘Contact your doctor and get health advice’ and read the conditions and click on the tick boxes if applicable.

Click through the forms, read the information and answer the questions. Please answer the questions accurately so we can find the best way to help you. Read any advice and then fill in the details of what you want from us and when you are available for a telephone consultation with a doctor or other clinician.

You will get a response from our surgery by the end of the next working day (or earlier) by phone call, text message or email.

For a video about how our online consultation works through Online Consult, click here.

 

PATIENT ACCESS APP

As well as using online consultation through the digital form on our practice web page, you can use the Patient Access App on your device, including a phone or tablet.

You can download the app is available free on iOS (for Apple iPhones and iPads) and on Android (Google Play Store). To use it you must be aged 12 and over and registered with our GP surgery.

After you download the app, you will need to register with your personal details to access information and connect to the surgery. For your security, you will need to create a five digit PIN number or you can log on with fingerprint detection or facial recognition if your device supports it.

You can also access the Patient Access app services from the browser on your desktop or laptop computer by clicking here.

The following services are available to all registered patients:

  • GP appointments from home
  • Book/cancel appointments
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Message our practice
  • View medical records
  • Update address details

If you have any issues downloading or using the Patient Access app, you can get help by clicking here

Here are a series of videos to help you register on the app, book or cancel and appointment, or request repeat medication. Just click on the one you want to watch:

Remember, online consultations give you a quick, convenient and secure alternative to visiting or phoning your GP surgery. They:

  • Save you time: You don’t have to travel to the surgery and wait for an appointment or wait in a busy telephone queue.
  • Are private: If you find it difficult talking things over face-to-face, an online consultation might be easier. It also means that you are in control and don’t have to tell anyone else where you’re going or ask someone to make an appointment for you.
  • Are safe and secure: Your online consultation and data are safe and secure. It will only be seen by staff that need it to help you.

Online consultations are not an emergency service. If it is a medical emergency, call 999. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. If you are worried about an urgent medical concern, visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.

You can find out more information from the NHS about getting help at home through by clicking here.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens if I have more than one issue? Please submit one online form per problem. This will allow us to gather more accurate information to help you.

 

When will I get a response back? The clinician will review your response and get back to you within two working days. We will contact you by phone, text or by email.

 

What about people without the internet? They may be able to use a relative’s internet, otherwise they can call the surgery as usual on the practice telephone number.

 

What about my child? Parents or carers can submit an online form on behalf of their children if they are over 6 months old. For children younger than 6 months, please phone the surgery.

 

How old do I need to be to use online consultation? You can submit your own online form once you are 16 years old.

 

What if you want a face-to-face appointment? Your online consultation form will be reviewed by a GP or other clinician and if you need to be seen for a face-to-face appointment, you will be advised of this.

 

What happens if my condition is not listed on the Online Consult website? If your condition is not listed, please click on ‘General health query’

 

I completed an online form, but I have not heard back from the practice. What should I do? This should not happen. However, if it does and you have not heard back from the practice by the end of the next working day, please contact the surgery by phone and we will deal with this promptly.

 

I have an administrative request. How do I send it to you? You can submit admin requests such as asking for a fit note (sick note) by going through the online consultation form and search for ‘General administrative query’.

 

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CQC Information

Services Available

CLINIC SERVICES

The following services are available at the surgery:
 
  • GP Appointments
  • Nurse Appointments
  • HCA Appointments
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Influenza Clinics (winter time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • Maternity services
  • Child Health Development Clinics
  • Child Vaccinations
  • Health promotion
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Weight Management, Exercise advice and referral
  • Alcohol advice and referral
  • Screening Programmes
  • Sexual Health Services and Contraception advice
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • ECG Clinics
  • Phlebotomy (blood sampling)
  • Joint injection
  • Palliative Care
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Travel Vaccinations

Patients with Particular Needs

Our premises are fully compliant with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act).

 

EPS (Electronic prescription services)

The Practice provides electronic prescribing for ease of the patients; please nominate a local pharmacy if you are interested in this service (see below)

 

Repeat prescriptions
Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made by bringing in your repeat prescription slip (right side of your prescription) into the surgery, or online. Please ask 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!

 

Patient 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 Reception for more details on fees.

 

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription.

Find out more about the Electronic Prescription Service visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or speak to your practice or pharmacist.

How using EPS could benefit you

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive

Please speak to your nominated pharmacist to activate your EPS.

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • Don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
  • Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

This service is not suitable for all patients. It may not be suitable if you:

  • Don’t get prescriptions very often.
  • Pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. This could be a pharmacy local to your home or work address. 

Ask any pharmacy or a member of the reception team to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can.

If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP.

If you want to change or cancel your nomination, speak to your nominated pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor. 

It is important to tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

Benefits of EPS

  • More efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
  • Reduces paper.
  • Safer, faster and more efficient.
  • Patients don't have to visit their GP for a prescription.
  • Patients won't have a paper prescription to lose.

For more information visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or your pharmacy.

 

 

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

Booking a routine appointment

You can book a routine appointment by telephone, on line or by calling into the practice. This also includes booking a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse.
 
You can express a preference to see a particular clinician when you book an appointment . You can book an appointment up to six weeks in advance and can also be booked via our on line services. Please ask at reception to register for this service.

Urgent appointments

The practice runs a pre-bookable appointment system, if you feel that your condition is more urgent, you can ring for an on the day appointment, these can go quickly so it is best to ring at 8am or as soon after. You can also request a telephone consultation with a Doctor or Nurse who will contact you after their surgery. The Receptionist will take a message and your contact number.

Home visits

If you require a home visit from a doctor, please inform the surgery before 10.30am and give the receptionist the precise nature of your illness. The doctor will make a house call the same day. Home visits should be only requested when the patient is too ill to attend the practice and could only be moved by ambulance. Non availability of public transport is NOT a valid reason for a home visit.

Extended Access Appointments, this is when the practice is closed

 

We also offer appointments within the community at hubs located at Bridgewater Medical Centre and Tyldesley Health Centre.
 

Telephone : 01942 482848

You can book an appointment at the practice by:

 

Calling Poplar Street Surgery.

 

Telephone : 01942 481 680

 

HCA & Nurse Appointments

Booking a routine appointment

You can book a routine appointment by telephone or by calling into the practice. You can also book a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse.The receptionist will take a message and your contact number. You can express a preference to see a particular clinician when you book an appointment. You can book an appointment up to six weeks in advance and can also be booked via our on line services.Please ask at reception to register for this service.
 

Urgent appointments

The practice runs a pre-bookable appointment system, if you feel that your condition is more urgent, you can ring for an on the day appointment, these can go quickly so it is best toring at 8am or as soon after.You can also request a telephone consultationwith a Doctor or Nurse who will contact you after their surgery. The Receptionist will take a message and your contact number.

HCA & Nurse Appointments

We offer convenient times to see our Nursing Team 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 483 121
  • Visiting the surgery
  • Online services, ask at Reception to register for this service

 

You can book appointments up to four weeks in advance.

 

Our Nursing Team is available for appointments relating to:

  • 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

 

Clinics

Our Nursing Team are available for a wide range of clinics by appointment only. They offer the following clinics.

  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Monitoring of Respiratory condition such as COPD and Asthma
  • Heart disease monitoring and annual reviews
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • ECGs, Spirometry, 24 hour BP
  • 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
  • Screening Programmes
  • Phlebotomy (blood sampling)
  • CCBT (Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Joint injection
  • Hearing aid clinic

 

The practice has weekly antenatal clinics on Tuesday 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

There are blood clinics at the practice on a Wednesday and Friday, please ask Reception for more information.

 

Alternatively, you can also attend the phlebotomy clinics based at Leigh Infirmary or book via the Community services. Please ask Reception for more information.

Directions

Poplar Street Surgery is approximately a 5 minute walk from Tyldesley town centre.

Public Transport

 

For those travelling by public transport, you can use any bus that would stop in Tyldesley and they there would be a short walk to the surgery.

 

Buses to Tyldesely are:

Out of Hours

How to receive medical help when the practice is closed

NHS 111
Tel: 111 (available 24 hours a day)
 

GP Extended Access Service

GP appointments are available at the GP extended access Hubs.
Call 01942 482 848 - Telephone lines are open.
9.30am to 7.15pm weekdays and 9.30am to 3.15pm weekends and Bank Holidays
 
Appointments are available 6.30pm to 8pm weekdays and 10am to 4pm weekends and Bank Holidays.
 
The hubs are located in the following areas:
  • Ashton
  • Leigh
  • Golborne
  • Pemberton
  • Hindley
  • Shevington
  • Tyldesley

Leigh Walk-In Centre

Open 7:00am – 9:00pm every day
Leigh Infirmary
The Avenue
Wigan
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

Overview

Registering at the Practice

The Practice operates an Open List Policy. Registering or changing doctors is easy and can take only ten minutes.  

Booking a Routine Appointment

Our appointment system allows you to book a routine appointment by on line, telephone or calling into the Practice. You can also book a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse.  

 

You can express a preference to see a particular clinician when you book an appointment.  Our system also allows patients to book six weeks in advance.

Cancelling Appointments

Please notify the Practice as soon as possible if you cannot attend your appointment so it can be offered to another patient.

Home Visits 

If you require a visit from a doctor to your home, please inform the surgery before 10am and give the receptionist the precise nature of your illness and the doctor will make a house call the same day.

Home visits should only be requested when the patient is too ill to attend the Practice and could only be moved by ambulance, not because of non-availability of transport.

Change of Details

If any of your details change i.e. your address/name or contact number, please inform the surgery straight away.

Patient Comments

Your comments, complaints or compliments about the service we provide are always welcome. The Practice Manager is our Complaints Officer and can advise about our complaints procedure.

Patient Participation Group 

We will be setting up a Patient Participation Group, which will consist of a number of patients and members of the Practice team.  Regular meetings will take place to discuss matters that affect the patient/Practice service.  Should you wish to be part of this group or require further information please contact the practice manager.

 

Tel: 01942 481680

Removal of Patients

We Operate a Zero Tolerance Policy on verbal and physical. Any patient who commits an act of violence or behaves in a threatening manner to staff will be removed from the Practice list.

Opening Times

 

Monday

08:00 - 18:30

 

Tuesday

08:00 - 18:30

 

Wednesday

08:00 - 18:30

 

Thursday

08:00 - 20:00

 

Friday

08:00 - 18:30

 

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Surgery opening times for this service

 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Monday

08:00 - 10:00

13:00 - 18:30

 

Tuesday

08:00 - 10:00

13:00 - 18:30

 

Wednesday

08:00 - 10:00

13:00 - 18:30

 

Thursday

08:00 - 10:00

14:00 - 16:30

18:00 - 19:30

Friday

10:30 - 12:30

13:00 - 18:30

 

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

 

If the GP surgery is closed, please call NHS 111 - dial 111 - for out of hours advice and appointments.

The Out of Hours Service provides medical assistance by offering telephone advice from GPs and, at limited times, from nurses along with face to face consultations either at home, at the Primary Care Centre based in Lower Ince Health Centre or Leigh Walk in Centre.

Note that consultations at the Leigh site are only available during the hours 9.00am – 6.00pm at weekends and bank holidays

To contact the GP OOH service please ring 111. If the situation is more urgent or life threatening then ring the emergency services on 999.

Last verified on 02/08/2018


Additional Information

At times the surgery uses Locums to cover staff holidays and staff sickness you will be informed at the time of booking if your appointment is with a Locum Doctor. Please inform the staff if you do not wish to be seen by a Locum, and we will try our best for you to be seen by one of our permanent Doctor's.

 

Other Practice Information

Useful Leaflets

Information on the Baby Blues

 

Early Years Factsheet

Season opening hours

Monday  08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday   08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday   08:00  -  18:30
Thursday   08:00  -  20:00
Friday   08:00  -  18:30
Saturday   CLOSED
Sunday    CLOSED
 
 
 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

 

Well Done to Nelson Street Surgery for the great efforts they put into the MacMillan Coffee morning last week. A massive total of £484.14 was raised on Friday!!! For this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone both staff and patients that helped and supported our event.  A very special Thank You goes to Sheila Speakman for all the hard work , effort, in baking cakes and organising the raffle. Well done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 481 680

Patient Participation Groups

Our Patient Participation Group works to improve communication between the practice and its patients, to ensure the services we offer meet the needs of all patients. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to join the group, share ideas on how services could be changed or improved, and be involved in making those changes - for the good of the patients and the practice. If you are interested in getting involved, or would just like to find out more, please contact Simon Carr, Practice Manager.
 

Download Patient Participation Registration Form

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