01744 816837

The Bowery Medical Centre

Elephant Lane, Thatto Heath, St Helens, WA9 5PR

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The Bowery Medical Centre, Elephant Lane, St Helens

telephone: 01744 816837

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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
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
  • Book on the day appointments
  • Urgent Adult and Children on the day appointments
  • Home Visits
  • Telephone Consultations
  • Online pre booked appointments. 


GP Appointments are available every day, please contact reception for more details. 

  • Booking appointments up to 4 weeks in advance
  • Same Day appointments 

To book appointments online at this practice using the EMIS Patient Portal, follow this link -


Dr R Maini is your allocated GP for this practice.


Please note we are closed on the following days for staff training sessions:

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Thursday 24th January 2019

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Thursday 25th April 2019

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Thursday 26th September 2019

Thursday 24th October 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Thursday 27th February 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

HCA & Nurse Appointments

Health Visitor

The health visitor attached to the practice is available to give advice on childhood immunisations and health care.


Family Planning

The practice offers a full range of contraception services.  Ask at reception for details.


Cervical Smear Tests

We recommend that all women who are, or have been sexually active between the ages of 25 and 65 years have a smear test taken every three years.


Maternity Care

The antenatal clinic is held every Tuesday afternoon between 01.30pm and 03.00pm. 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.



Post-Natal examinations and 7 week baby checks are done at the surgery by appointment with our midwifery trained practice nurse. Contact reception to arrange an appointment. 





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



Heart Disease 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 


Heart Failure 


Baby Clinic 

Our baby/child clinic is held every Thursday morning between 10.30 am - 11.30 am for well baby checks, immunisations and general advice.

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

The practice will supply you with a blood form if you need a blood test, this will either be given to you at  surgery or will be sent to you in the post as part of our Annual Review recall system.

Please check whether your form asks you to fast. If you are required to fast, please have only sips of water for 8 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.


The Bowery Medical is located on Elephant Lane in Thatto Heath, St Helens and is less than 3 miles from the Centre of St Helens town with access to nearby M62 and East Lancashire Road.    

Out of Hours

During the hours the surgery is closed our calls will be diverted to St Helens Out of Hours Services. Calls to St Helens Out of Hours are free from both mobile and landlines. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency during these times please dial 999


You can book an appointment by:

Telephone 01744 62 4210


About Practice

CQC Inspections

October 2015 Rating

October 2015 Report


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 Bowery Medical Centre in the last financial year was £68,023 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 2 full-time GPs and 2 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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 01744 816837

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07902 030 492.

Online Services for The Bowery Medical Centre

Please ask at Reception to register for this service, you can request your repeat prescription and have it transferred to your local pharmacy for collection or delivery.


You can book appointments up to six weeks in advance. You will have a choice of GP. 

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About SSP Health

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