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.

When We Are Closed


Appointments are available through our GP Alliance Extended GP hours hubs as follows:-

MONDAY - THURSDAY         18.30PM - 20.00PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAYS       10.00AM - 16.00PM

BANK HOLIDAYS                10.00AM - 16.00PM

Please call 01942 482848 for an appointment.


Between 18.30pm and 08.00am and all weekend and bank holidays, emergency medical assistance is provided by NHS 111.  You can call them direct by dialing 111. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.


Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre

You can also see an experienced nurse practitioner for treatment of minor injuries and illness at the walk-in centre at Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh WN7 IHS Telephone 01942 264000 . It is open from 07:00 until 21:00 seven days a week. You do not need an appointment.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

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