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CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATE

We are hoping to start delivering Covid vaccinations in Westhoughton from early January.

We are under strict guidance from NHS England about who we can vaccinate. The first group of patients will be the over 80’s.

The vaccine is very delicate and once delivered cannot be moved and is only allowed to be given from one designated site. Both patients from Unsworth group practice and Stablefold surgery will be vaccinated together. This means that at present we will be unable to vaccinate any patients who are completely housebound.

Your usual GP surgery will contact you directly when it is your time to be vaccinated with further details about how to make an appointment and where to attend. Unfortunately we will have very little notice regarding delivery date and once the vaccines are delivered they only have a short shelf life during which we can use them.

Please do not contact the surgery regarding vaccines as this may prevent an unwell patient getting through on the phone.

If you wish to be vaccinated please make every effort to attend on the date given. You will then require a second dose of the vaccine around 12 weeks later. It is very important you attend for both vaccines.

As you can imagine this is a huge challenge for all the staff involved; please be patient, flexible and work with us to ensure we all keep safe. 

 

 

SURGERY OPENING UPDATE

 

As of 27/12/2020 the Blackrod GP services have been temporarily transferred to our Westhoughton branch.

Please use our online consult facility for any non-urgent issues.

Please call 01942 812525 for any urgent enquiries.

If you require urgent medical assistance, that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please call 0161 763 8940.

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999

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The Partners at Unsworth Group Practice

Welcome to Unsworth Group Practice

UNSWORTH GROUP PRACTICE

We aim to deliver, via our professional multi-disciplinary team, a high quality patient-focused service that is effective, safe and responsive to the needs of our patients and their families.

We currently have our main surgery in Westhoughton and branch surgery in Blackrod.

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

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