You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (

Need to see a GP or Nurse between 6.30pm & 8.00pm Monday to Friday, Saturday or Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm ?Contact the new 'WIGAN GP EXTENDED HOURS' service on   01942 482848 


Appointments available every day and weekends

You can also see a Nurse here for your Long Term Condition review (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, IHD, Stroke, AF & Heart Failure) or a cervical smear test or contraceptive pill check. 

6.30pm - 8.00pm weekdays or 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturdays

Wigan GP Alliance provide cytology appointments every weekend from 10:00 – 16:00.

The sessions are held at either  Ashton Medical Practice or Pennygate Medical Centre.

If you have received you invitation letter please call 01942 482848 to book a convenient appointment.

What we can offer you

The HealthyRoutes team is friendly, understanding and supportive.

We are based in your local community and provide free, confidential and practical personal support and motivation tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle to improve your health.

Our friendly staff can work with you to guide, encourage and support you on:

  • Cutting down or giving up smoking tobacco
  • Support and advice about e-cigarettes
  • Eating a healthy diet - even on a tight budget
  • Being more physically active - whatever your level of fitness
  • Losing and managing your weight
  • Cutting down or stopping drinking alcohol
  • Reducing stress or anxiety, or helping you with your self-esteem and building

Anyone aged 16 yrs or over who lives, works or is registered with a GP anywhere in the Wigan Borough can use HealthyRoutes services.

We also provide stop smoking support for young people aged 12 to 17 years.

If you are new to Healthy Routes: Please complete the online patient referral form and one of our advisors will be in touch shortly

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