CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2019
PLEASE NOTE THAT ABRAM AND WESTLEIGH SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED AT 1 P.M. ON CHRISTMAS EVE AND NEW YEARS EVE AT 1 P.M.
There will be no routine appointments between 23.12.19 and 03.01.18 all appointments will be bookable on the day.
Please make sure you have enough prescription medication to cover you over the Christmas period. If your prescription will due between 23.12.19 and 03.01.19 you can order these from 16.12.19.
Please ring NHS111 for all medical advice when the surgery is closed. Calls to NHS111 are free from both Landlines and Mobiles.
The Wigan GP Alliance is also available on 01942 482848 for pre-bookable appointments when the surgery is closed apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will either take at various NHS settings around Wigan and Leigh. Please ring 01942 482848 to book an appointment. The appointment line opens at 9.30am.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
THE SURGERY TELEPHONE NUMBERS HAVE CHANGED
From 16th October the telephone numbers for both Westleigh and Abram have changed. the new numbers are below
Westleigh 01942 483960
Abram 01942 483950
Save time – do it online!
GP online services gives patients the option to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions and view their GP records, using their computer, tablet or smartphone rather than having to phone or visit their practice.
Online services complement the existing ways patients can access appointments, prescriptions and their records. Our practices already have the facility to offer online access to records and transactional services for our patients.
If you are not already registered for GP online services please let a member of the practice team know you would like to use this service.
Named Accountable GP
From April 2014 ALL patients are allocated a named accountable GP.
Your accountable GP is responsible for patients’ overall care at the practice. If you wish to know who you have been allocated please contact the practice.
This change will not affect which doctor you would like to see at the practice however if you have a preference the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
You can now book appointments on line contact reception and ask for a form to register.