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Clinics & Services

nurseAntenatal Clinic

Midwives provide care for pregnant and newly delivered women both at home and at the antenatal clinic. Antenatal clinic is held on Fridays between 10am-12noon at the surgery.

For the Midwives ring 01942 481487. 

Baby Clinic

Baby clinic is held on Mondays from 1.00pm by our Practice Nurse.  This clinic is for vaccinations only.  You should receive an appointment through the post.

Six week checks and post-natal checks are done by a Doctor.  An appointment is necessary, which usually takes 30 minutes.

The Well Baby Clinics are held on Tuesday at The Grange Children's Centre, Highfield Grange Avenue between 9.30-11.30am and Thursdays at Community Reception, Upper Ground Floor, Worsley Mesnes Health Centre, Poolstock Lane between 1.30pm-3pm.

For further information please ring the Health Visiting Team on 01942 481481, 481482 or 481483.

Blood Pressure Checks / ECGs

Our Health Care Assistant does blood pressure checks and ECG's on Thursday between 12noon-5pm and Fridays between 8.30am-1pm.

There are also services for smoking cessation advice and weight/diet advice.  You will need to make a routine appointment with the nurse/healthcare assistant for these services.

Ring 01942 481500 to make an appointment. 

Cervical Cytology

Under the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, all women between the ages of 25 and 65 are regularly invited for a smear test.  The system is automated; so long as you are registered with a GP you should receive a letter asking you to make an appointment.

As a result of research that evaluated the optimal frequency for cervical screening, women are now invited for their first test at 25.  They're then invited every three years until the age of 49, and every five years from 50 to 64.  From 65, only those who've had recent abnormal tests are offered another test. 

We would like to stress the importance of women attending for smear tests when called to do so.  They can pick up early changes and can help avoid cervical cancer.

LTC (Long Term Condition) Reviews

Patients are invited annually for reviews relating to Diabetes, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Asthma, COPD and Kidney problems.

You should receive a letter at least every 12 months asking you to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for your annual review. 

Please ensure that you have any bloods taken by the Phlebotomy service if necessary before you make your appointment.

Contraception

See any GP to discuss/commence contraception.  Or you can see the Practice Nurses or Health Care Assistant for routine pill checks.

Alternatively you can contact THE SHINE CENTRE Sexual & Reproductive Health Service on 01942 483188 to make an appointment at any of the following clinics:

  • The Shine Centre, The Galleries Shopping Centre - Monday-Friday
  • Pemberton Clinic - Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Golborne Clinic - Mondays 6-8pm
  • Platt Bridge Health Centre - Tuesdays 6-8pm

All clinics provide free, confidential contraceptive and sexual health advice and information services for women, men and young people.

Counselling

Access to counsellors - Self Referral Forms are available from the GP, Practice Nurse or at reception

If there are any serious or ongoing mental health concerns please see a GP to discuss these further.

Flu Vaccinations

Clinics are held annually in October or November for all eligible patients.

Please ask at reception about what dates are scheduled for the immunisation and book early where possible.

Blood Tests

This service is now available 5 days per week at a number of community clinics in the Wigan & Leigh area including: Chandler House, Ashton Clinic, Newtown, Boston House, Pemberton Clinic, Standish, Platt Bridge & Hindley.  The service operates on an appointment only basis, appointments can be made by telephoning 01942 773151 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). 

For fasting blood tests do not have anything to eat or drink for 12 hours before the test is due to be taken.

Before the test you will have to collect a form and on the form it will say whether it is a fasting test or not.

For blood tests results ring your GP Surgery 1 week after your test

Minor Operations

Dr Gerlach runs the minor surgery clinics.  The service is for small skin lesions, cysts, moles and warts.  These are treated by surgical removal or cryotherapy.  For more information ring 01942 481500.

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