FOR FULL INFORMATION CLICK THE COVID-19 LINK (Further information column)


It is important to protect yourself from the flu virus. If you have a long term illness then contact the reception team to check eligibility and book for your free flu vaccination.

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



Wash Hands, Cover Face, Make Space

The main symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Stay alert We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

stay at home as much as possible work from home if you can limit contact with other people keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting or calling 119 to book a test.

Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering and make space to protect yourself and others

Local Covid Alert Level

Sign Language - Important advice to keep you safe from Covid-19                


List of diseases and conditions considered to be very high risk:

1. Solid organ transplant recipients

2. People with specific cancers • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment • People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer • People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors • People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD

4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell)

5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection

6. People who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired

7. Renal Dialysis Patients


COVID-19 is unlikely to cause serious illness in children, but please remember children can become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around.  Please do not let concerns over COVID-19 stop you from contacting medical services.  If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to for advice or contact 111 or Meadowview Surgery.  If your child is seriously unwell call 999

Self Care Advice

drink plenty of water take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol follow same advice as for flu isolate yourselves from others isolate members of the household

Please see the up to date guidelines and policies by clicking on the link

If you require help from GP for a new or ongoing medical problem please use the AskmyGP link and email the GP with your concern/question and the GP will be in contact

Nursing Team appointments for routine reviews have been reopened with restrictions and consist of two parts consiting of a telephone call and face to face appointment if necessary.

The following will continue to be provided following triage of symptomatic questions:

  • Child immunisations
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Contraception Vaccine
  • B12 Injections
  • Cervical Smear Testing
  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Travel Vaccines

Post Natal and 8 week baby check appointments will continue

If you know you know you need to self isolate due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and your employer has requested a note please follow this link & NHS111 will provide certification


If you require help from a volunteer and are self isolating or you would like to become a volunteer please follow this link for more information

If you require help from a Goodsam volunteer call 0808 196 3646

Children & Young People with Mental Health Problems

Kooth provides information and support along with treatment for children and young people with a range of mental health problems. Scheduled and drop in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and include slots at evenings and weekends.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform available to any young person who may be struggling with their mental health – and particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self help resources

To sign up to use Kooth, go to

General Practice Extraction Service (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)

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