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Chandler House , Worsley Mesnes Health Centre, Poolstock Lane, Wigan Lancashire, WN3 5HLTel: 01942 481400
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The foundation doctor is a fully qualified doctor with 1 year of hospital experience who may or may not want to be a GP. They will see patients but will seek advice if necessary.
Students will be in their final years of training to become a doctor and are therefore not qualified. They will see patients independently but the patient will always be seen by a doctor or nurse as well. This is an invaluable part of medical students training and hope you will agree to see one of these students if asked.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health promotion, family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks, long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, carry out cervical smears.
District Nurses visit patients who have been referred by the doctor or hospital and who have a nursing need in their own homes. Additionally they hold a surgery in the health centre for on-going care.
For the district nurses ring 01942 481477.
Work with families with young children to improve their health and social circumstances.
The Well Baby Clinics are held on Tuesday at The Grange Children's Centre, Highfield Grange Avenue between 9.30-11.30am and Thursdays at Community Reception, Upper Ground Floor, Worsley Mesnes Health Centre, Poolstock Lane between 1.30pm-5pm.
For further information please ring the Health Visiting Team on 01942 481481, 481482 or 481483.
Work with families and school age children to improve health and social circumstances. School nurses provide a useful link between the family, school and healthcare. Children can access them through the schools.
Midwives provide care for pregnant and newly delivered women both at home and at the antenatal clinic.
For the midwives ring 01942 481487