Coronavirus Information

Covid and Flu Vaccine Updates - September 2022

A massive thank you to all the Westhoughton patients, staff and volunteers.


We have begun to invite all eligible patients to book their Covid and Flu vaccinations . We are prioritising the most vulnerable and invites are being sent out in batches, all invites will hopefully be sent in the next 2 weeks. 
If you have not heard from us in the next 2 weeks or do not have a smart phone please text you initials and date of birth to our vaccine hotline 07730 765245.
Please do not call our reception teams as this prevents those who are needing to make appointments from getting through.
Please be aware patients aged between 50 and 65 with no underlying health conditions will be called later in the autumn.
The clinics are being held at Peter House Surgery and appointments are available for patients from both our Westhoughton and Blackrod surgeries. Specific Blackrod clinics will also be arranged.
Care home residents and our housebound patients are being prioritised and will be contacted separately.
Many thanks to all our lovely patients for your continued support

Kind regards 

The Partners at Unsworth Group Practice

Covid Vaccine Pass

We are currently unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, (which is also valuable for things like ordering repeat prescriptions)

The NHSapp can be downloaded from for iPhone or for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you have completed your course of the vaccine and the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

You can now obtain a Covid Pass for 12-15 year olds via or contacting 119.

Kind regards 

The Partners at Unsworth Group Practice

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Keeping COVID safe within our buildings September 2022

As a surgery  both patients and clinicians  have had to adapt their working on a day to day basis to help protect both patients and staff. We thank all our patients and colleagues for their cooperation in such challenging times. It is now patient choice to wear a face mask in the surgery.

We ask that unless you have booked a face to face appointment that you still continue to use our other methods of contact for prescriptions, booking and general enquiries.

Thank you

The Partners, Unsworth Group Practice

General enquires can be submitted via Email -  Please note we do not accept appointment or home visit requests via email. 



Support for parents and carers with babies 0-2 years old

The services included will support parents who may be feeling low or anxious about their new responsibilities and benefit from additional peer support, resources and activities.


Please protect yourself and others

Stay safe

Thanks for your support & co-operation during this pandemic

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