Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
The SurgeryHoughton LaneShevingtonWiganLancs, WN6 8ETTel: 01942 483777
Telephones are answered on Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 18:30. Please note they will not be answered during extended hours surgeries.
We offer an extended hours service for routine appointments only. Appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings up to 19:00. We also offer Saturday morning appointments from 08:00 to 11:20
Please note, we are unable to offer an emergency service on a Saturday morning and patients will be referred to the most appropriate NHS service e.g. Walk-in Centre, Out of hours service, pharmacy or A&E.
On Saturday the reception desk is open until 12:00 but the telephones will not be answered.
If you require urgent medical assistance that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.
Alternatively your local pharmacy is able to offer advice and treatment for minor ailments or you can contact the Wigan GP Extended Hours Service throughout the week and at weekends, for an appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse on 01942 482848.
The Wigan GP Extended Hours Service is now offering appointments with Nurses for a variety of services and reviews between 18:30 - 20:00 weekdays and 10:00 - 16:00 on Saturdays.
The appointments are for:
To book an appointment call 01942 482848 (ask for a double appointment with the nurse for a long term condition review). Refer to the website for more information www.wigangpalliance.org
If you need urgent medical assistance that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.
If you have a life-threatening medical emergency please dial 999.
Extended Access Service
Wigan Borough registered patients can book an appointment to see a GP or Nurse until 20:00 weekdays and between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. This service is provided out of hub practices throughout the Borough and it may not be your own GP that you see but the doctor will be able to access your records (with your consent). To get an appointment telephone 01942 482848 between the hours of 10:00 and 19:15.
You can see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, seven days a week.
Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre, Leigh Health Centre, Leigh Tel: 01942 483453
Open 07:00 - 21:00 7 days a week.
Skelmersdale NHS Walk-in Centre, The Concourse, Skelmersdale, Tel: 01695 554260.
Open 07:00 0 21:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 - 17:00 Saturday and Sunday.
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time. He/she may also be able to offer treatment free of charge under the Minor Ailments Scheme.
Your local pharmacies are:
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
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