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GP Access Alliance

If you need to see a GP, ANP, Nurse or HCA in the evening, over the weekend or bank holidays, please ring 01942 482848. 

You will be given an extended hours appointment to attend designated centres/hubs across the Wigan Borough, during the hours of 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm weekdays and 8:00 am to 8:00 pm weekends and bank holidays. 

This service is available to all registered Wigan Borough patients. Please note these appointments are not at this Surgery. 

For further information please click the link GP Access Alliance

This service is separate from NHS 111, which is an out-of-hours service. 

Winter Pressure Appointments

We are providing additional appointment between November and March, this can be either a face to face appointment with the GPs, or a telephone consultation if appropriate

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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