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Bridgewater Medical CentreHenry StreetLeighLancashire, WN7 2PETel: 01942 481815
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A Baby Clinic is held on a Tuesday afternoon by our practice nurse for childhood immunisations to include primary immunisation, pre-school boosters, MMR etc. by scheduled appointment from the child health computer section of NHS Ashton, Leigh & Wigan.
A Baby Clinic is also held by Doctor on a Tuesday / Thursday afternoon for 6 week baby checks and postnatal examination - appointments for this clinic are scheduled by the practice upon notification of the birth of the child.
Cervical smears are undertaken by prior appointment with the practice nurse at a time convenient to the patient on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic disease management appointments are offered to all patients on the disease register. Patients are invited annually according to their birth month. Eligible patients will be notified by post.
Minor Surgery Clinic
A minor surgery clinic is run by both GP and practice nurse in the Minor Operating Theatre by scheduled appointment 11:30 -12:30. All patients are listed by the GP for surgical procedures such as removal of skin tags, excision of mole / warts, incision & drainage of abscess etc. All patients are consented prior to surgical procedure and all procedures are done under local anaesthetic.
Travel Health Clinics
Travel health clinics are undertaken by prior appointment with the practice Nurse at a time convenient to the patient Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.
The Wigan GP Extended Hours now offer appointments with Nurses for a variety of services and reviews between 18:30pm – 20:00pm weekdays and 10:00am – 16:00pm Saturdays.
The appointments are for:
- Cervical Smears
- Contraceptive Pill Checks (not the Depo Provera Injection)
- Long Term Condition Reviews:
Ask our call handlers or refer to the website for the list of LTC (Long Term Condition) reviews available and book a double appointment.
Telephone 01942 482848 or refer to our website: www.wigangpalliance.org
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 - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
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.
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