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The SurgeryHoughton LaneShevingtonWiganLancs, WN6 8ETTel: 01942 483777
If you need an appointment for any of the following, please make an appointment with the practice nurse:
If you need an appointment for any of the following, please make an appointment with the healthcare assistant:
Community matrons are highly experienced senior nurses who work closely with patients in the community to provide, plan and organise their care. They mainly work with those with a serious long term or complex range of conditions
Wednesday 13:30 – 15:00
The antenatal clinic is run by the midwives.
Tuesday 13:30 – 14:15
The postnatal clinic is held by one of our GPs.
Tuesday 13:30 – 15:30
The child health clinic is run by one of our doctors and the immunisation clinic is run by our practice nurses.
Wednesday 14:00 – 15:30
The clinic is run by our practice nurses.
Tuesday 18:00 – 19:30
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00
Friday 17:00 – 18:00
The clinic is run by our practice nurses but a doctor is available if required.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
If you require any forms to be completed or signed you do not need to make an appointment with the doctor. Simply leave the form at reception and the staff will give this to the appropriate doctor. If necessary, the doctor will contact you to clarify any details or may request you to make an appointment.
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
More and more insurance companies are asking for your health information when booking holiday cover. If you have any doubt about the significance of a specific area of your medical history, check with your usual doctor at an appointment, before completing the form.
When a solicitor acting on your behalf asks for medical evidence, it is usual professional etiquette for him/her to write to your GP, stating the information required and including your written consent for the release of the information. ‘To whom it may concern’ letters will only be provided in exceptional circumstances after due consultation with your usual doctor.
The borough housing department have long since refused to consider doctors’ letters in support of an individual’s application. Our practice policy is not to write housing reports as a consequence.
Team Leader: Lynn Sumner / Yvonne Burrow
Sister: Joanne Burrows
Telephone: 01942 481365
Fax: 01942 481375
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