Clinics & Services
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 practice to book an appointment with the midwives when you are 6-8 weeks pregnant, they will then arrange your booking appointment.
- Ante-natal clinics are held at the practice on Tuesday afternoon.
- Booking appointments are Thursday afternoon.
If you need to contact the Midwives the telephone number is 01942 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
Domestic Abuse Clinic
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.
Chronic Disease Reviews
Patients are invited annually in their month of birth for reviews of the following long term conditions:
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Coronary Heart Disease
- CVD Primary Prevention
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Heart Failure
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Health
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
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:
- Aged 65yrs and over
- Patients aged 6m - 64yrs who have a chronic disease
- Pregnant ladies
- Immunosupressed patients and their household members
- Patients living in a care home
- Carers (receipt of carers allowance)
- Patients with a BMI over 40
- If you fall into any of the above categories please contact the practice from September onwards to make an appointment with the Practice nurse. If you are contacted and do not wish to receive the vaccination please let us know then we can update your records.
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.
Healthy Routes Clinics
- Weight management inc. healthy eating and physical activity (can tailor advice to pre-diabetics and those with raised cholesterol)
- Stopping smoking and harm reduction (those wishing to cut down)
- Alcohol reduction
- Mental wellbeing
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