When We Are Closed
If the surgery is closed and you think you need health advice that you feel cannot wait until the surgery reopens you can do one of the following:
If it is a Wednesday between 1pm and 6.30pm then please call the Out of Hours Service on 01942 829911.
At all other times please ring 1-1-1, to contact the NHS 111 service or useful information may be available from this link NHS 111
Leigh Walk-In Centre
You can see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 07:00 to 21:00 at Leigh Walk-In Centre, Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Wigan. Alternatively you can telephone them on 01942 264000.
The centre offers treatment for minor illnesses including sore throats, infections/rashes, viral infections, minor burns/wounds, fractures, sprains and X-rays of upper/lower limbs, eye problems, minor head injuries etc. You do not need an appointment.
Wigan GP Alliance
In July 2015 Wigan GP Access Alliance launched a new service to increase patient access to GPs weekday evenings and weekends. Patients will be seen at designated ‘hubs’ in the borough. Currently there are 5 HUB sites (Shevington, Pemberton, Atherton, Tyldesley & Ashton) with more HUBs expected to open in the near future.
Patient can call 01942 482848 to book a GP appointment at one of the HUBs. Appointments will be available:
18:30 to 20:00 Mon to Fri & 10:00 to 16:00 Sat/Sun/bank holidays
Practice Nurse Appointments now available!
The Wigan GP Extended Hours now offer appointments with Nurses for a variety of services and reviews between 18:30 – 20:00 weekdays and 10:00 – 16:00 Saturdays.
The appointments are for:
- Cervical Smears
- Contraceptive pill checks - (not the depo provera injection)
Long Term Condition reviews:
- COPD reviews
- Asthma reviews
- Diabetes reviews - (annual bloods need to be done a few days before the review date)
- Peripheral Arterial Disease reviews
- Ischaemic Heart Disease reviews - (annual bloods need to be done a few days before the review date)
- Stroke reviews
- Atrial Fibrillation reviews
- Heart Failure reviews
(Ask our call handlers or refer to the website for the list of LTC reviews available – and book a double appointment)
Tele: 01942 482848 or refer to our website: www.wigangpalliance.org
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.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.