From Monday 7 September 2020 - We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 7 September 2020. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now. Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

**CORONAVIRUS** Please Click Here for the most up to date information - we are still not doing face to face appointments at present please ring the surgery and we will arrange a telephone triage-please DO NOT come to surgery unless you have been asked to come down and please wear a face mask/covering

BLOOD TESTS - We have a new way of running our blood test clinic (Phlebotomy) - for more information, please click on Clinics & Services and go to the Blood Test Clinic tab.

As of Monday 3 August 200 we will no longer accept prescription requests over the phone unless by prior arrangement. Please use your nominated pharmacy or our online services.

We have a number of different clinicians working with us, GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Health Improvement Practitioner, Pharmacist, a Mental Health Practitioner & MSK Practitioner - to help us book you in to see the correct person - Reception will be asking you for your name/dob/tele no & what your appointment is regarding, this is to ensure that 1) you are one of our patients and 2) that you are booked with the correct person which will give them time to prepare for your appointment.


We are taking on NEW patients, if you are in our practice are and would like to register, please pop into the surgery for more details, we are on the right as you come through the door!


Have your say and join our Patient Participation Group - for more details contact Reception!



Community Services

District Nursing

Julie, District Nursing sister, is the leader of the team of District Nurses attached to the practice. She is supported by three staff nurses. The district nurses are based at Waters Meeting Health Centre (Tel 463020). The district nurses provide nursing care for people in their own homes. An evening and night service is available, details and contact numbers from district nurses.

Tel: 463020 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Rachel or one of her team available 9am - 9.30 am, 2pm - 2.30pm and 4pm and 4.30pm

Tel: 492331 8.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays

Treatment Room

The District Nurses also run treatment rooms for patients requiring changes of dressing, ear syringing, suture removal or certain regular injections. Appointments for all treatment room clinics are now handled by the Central Booking Service (tel 462626). The nearest treatment room is at Lever Chambers or Waters Meeting Health Centre where patients are seen by appointment. There are several other treatment rooms in health centres around the town, but unfortunately there is no treatment room at Halliwell at present.


Jane Mulligan is the Team Leader for the midwives attached to the practice. The midwifery team offer advice and care in the community and in the hospital during pregnancy, delivery and in the first few weeks after your baby is born.

Contact Midwives - M4 Ward Royal Bolton Hospital Tel 390023.

Integrated Neighbourhood Team

Claire Ogden is our Co-ordinator.

Staying Well

The Staying Well check involves a discussion around twelve areas of life that may have an effect on your health and well-being. Examples of these areas are:

  • Health-lifestyle choices; health conditions; memory
  • House and home-home repairs; adapting your home; heating costs
  • Hobbies and interests-local groups; meeting new people; learning a new skill
  • Personal care and daily tasks-managing household chores; preparation of food; washing and dressing
  • Getting out and about-using public transport; driving; sitting and standing
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