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.

Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?  Do you provide unpaid care to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour ?

If you are please complete a Carers form - we may be able to help you.

Wigan Council is aware of the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our vulnerable residents.

If you are vulnerable, need help and have no one to turn to, please follow the link and complete the form or telephone 01942489019 Please share this message with friends, neighbours, colleagues

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre       

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre can support you emotionally and practically.  They offer free services as follows:-

  • Benefit Advice
  • One to One Support for the Carer
  • Counselling 
  • Training / Activities
  • Can arrange for you to have a carers assessment
  • Signpost you to support groups relevant to your needs
  • Provide a befriending service

If you would like further information, speak to one of their members of staff, or contact them direct.

Telephone - 01942 705959


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Or call in and see them - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm:-  Frederick Street, Hindley.  WN2 3BD


NHS CHoicesThere is also a wealth of information on the NHS Choices Website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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