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Chandler House Worsley Mesnes Health CentrePoolstock LaneWigan Lancashire, WN3 5HLTel: 01942 481400
Midwives provide ante-natal care at the practice and at home for post-natal ladies. You do not need to see the GP to obtain a referral for ante-natal care with the midwives. Simply contact the Midwives to book an appointment when you are 6-8 weeks pregnant, they will then arrange your booking appointment.
If you need to contact the Midwives the telephone number is 01942 481486 or 481487.
Pertussis vaccination is available for all pregnant ladies after 16 weeks gestation, please contact the practice to make an appointment.
Influenza vaccination is available for all pregnant ladies, please contact the practice to make an appointment, clinics are usually held between September - January.
Baby immunisation clinics
Baby immunisation clinics are held every Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am am by our Practice Nurse, this clinic is for immunisations only. You will receive a letter through the post from the child health computer section with an appointment date and time. If you cannot attend please contact the practice to arrange.
If your baby has a high temperature they may not be able to receive their immunisations, please contact the practice for advice.
6 week checks & post-natal check
Six week baby checks and mums post-natal checks are done by a GP, this is a combined appointment and usually takes 30 minutes.
The practice will contact you to arrange this appointment, please ensure you bring your babies "Personal child health record" red book with you.
Well baby clinics
Baby weighing - please see info on Health Visitors
This service is available every Tuesday morning at the Community Reception on the 2nd floor at Chandler House.
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, Pemberton Clinic & Standish Clinic. The service operates on an appointment only basis, appointments can be made by telephoning 01942 773151 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Due to Covid-19 patients are unable to use the Walk-in service at the Thomas Linacre unless your bloods are marked as urgent by your GP.
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.
Cervical smear results usually take around 8 weeks, you will receive a letter at home.
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.
Patients are invited annually in their month of birth for reviews of the following long term conditions:
You will receive a letter every 12 months around your birthday with an appointment to see the Nurse for your annual review. If you do not wish to attend please complete the exemption slip at the bottom of the letter and return to the surgery.
Please ensure that you have any bloods taken if needed before your appointment.
It is important to attend for these reviews so that your health and any medications can be reviewed to ensure you are receiving the correct care and treatment.
If there are any serious or ongoing mental health concerns please see a GP to discuss these further.
Children aged between 2-4 years are entitles to a nasal influenza spray, the practice will contact you to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse if you are eligible.
Adults who are entitled to receive an influenza vaccination are:
We do not routinely provide Well Person Checks (well man / well woman) - however you can discuss any concerns with a GP or Practice Nurse during a routine appointment.
If you would like to make an appointment for any of the above healthy routes services please ask at reception or during your consultation with a clinician. An appointment with healthy routes can be made here at the practice.
For more information please visit their website https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Health-Social-Care/Healthy-Routes/index.aspx
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Travel Health Questionnaire Travel Questionnaire
If you are going abroad and think you may need travel vaccinations please complete a travel questionnaire, this can be printed from the link above or collected from reception. This should be done at least 8 weeks prior to your travel date.
Once completed please hand into reception, the nurse will assess your requirements and you will be contacted to make an appointment at the practice. Vaccines should be administered at least 3 weeks before travel to be fully effective.
It is important to start this process at least 8 weeks before you travel as late requests may not always be accommodated due to appointment capacity.
Travel vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Are you or anyone you know a Military Veteran?
A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day. There are around 2.8 million veterans in the UK.
When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS.
It is highly important for continuing healthcare that you register with an NHS GP and remember to tell them you've served. Telling the GP practice about your veteranstatus will trigger the transfer of your full medical documentation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to your GP and enable you to benefit from veteran-specific services, like prosthetics and mental health.
You shouldn't be disadvantaged from accessing appropriate health services, so it's important that you notify your current GP that you are moving, particularly ifyou're on a waiting list for medical treatment, so that this information can be transferred across.
All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS hospital care for any condition, as long as it's related to their service and subject to the clinical need of others.
Please remember that priority treatment does not entitle you to jump the queue ahead of someone with a higher clinical need and only relates to a conditionassociated to your time within the armed forces.
For more information on the duty of care owed to service personnel, read the Armed Forces Covenant (PDF).
To enable the practice to comply with the requirements of the Armed Forces Covenant and ensure high quality responsive services for currently serving members of the armed forces, veterans, reservists and their families we are trying to identify all our patients who are part of the Armed Forces Community.The Armed Forces Community includes:
Please let your nurse, GP or the reception team know if you belong to the Armed Forces Community (and under which category), and would like this information adding to your medical record.
Are you a carer for a relative, friend or neighbour?
Please find below a link to Wigan & Leigh carers centre website which contains lots of useful information about being a carer.
Please notify the practice if you are a carer as we offer free annual health checks and Flu vaccinations.
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.
Who is eligible?
Who is not eligible?
< 16 years old
Mobility issues, gait aid
Eg difficulties with walking or transfers
Resident of nursing home
Pregnant patients with low back pain, pelvic girdle pain
Stroke, head injury
Parkinsons- Mobility issues
Orthosis, bespoke splints
Respiratory conditions eg. emphysema, COPD
How do I refer myself?
Download and complete the form and take to one of the physiotherapy departments listed below. Alternatively collect a form from reception.
Self referral physio
The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.
Type 1 Opt-outs may be discontinued in the future. If this happens then they may be turned into a National Data Opt-out. Your GP practice will tell you if this is going to happen and if you need to do anything. More information about the National Data Opt-out is here: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
You can use this form to:
Type One Opt Out
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